It is my understanding that today is the last day to get the Kindle edition of The Book of Unnecessary Quotation Marks for only $1.99. The hardcover or digital version continue to be a great last minute gift. If the punctuation lover in your family already owns my book, and you still need a gift, I made this pinboard to help you out.
For a limited time, the kindle edition of the book based on this blog is available for only $1.99! It's a breezy read ideal for holiday travel or to show off a brand new device. Click the link above to purchase!
While you're thinking about it, the dead tree edition makes a great christmas gift for anybody who loves language. Here's a link to that version on amazon:
You can also purchase from a variety of other retailers, or ask for it at your local bookseller.
When I was posting this picture I found an older picture of the same thing in my file, which I posted in 2008. Guys. The price went up, but these chips are still not in a truly large bag. Thanks Brendan.
It's hard to choose a favorite thing about this sign, but I'm going with how long it took me to figure out what they meant by "ham burgers." I wonder if they are really made out of ham. Thanks to Beth, who also reports that the "turkey legs" appeared to be actual turkey and were very good.
So what's really impressive is that Adam got two different sets of unnecessary quotation marks in one fabulous nighttime photo of Atlanta GA. I guess this is where you can get a knockoff J.R. Crickets under fake surveillance.
This sign, spotted by Meredith in a downtown Toronto store window, is really remarkable because of the density of unusual language choices. I can only assume this might be written in some other language that is remarkably similar to standard edited English.