Shady Characters

The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, & Other Typographical Marks
Houston, Keith (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shady Characters

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Authors: Houston, Keith, 1977-
Title: Shady characters
the secret life of punctuation, symbols, & other typographical marks
Publisher: New York ;, London :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xi, 340 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The pilcrow
The interrobang
The octothorpe
The ampersand
The @ symbol
The asterisk and dagger
The hyphen
The dash
The manicule
Quotation marks
Irony and sarcasm
Irony in history
Digital sarcasm
ISBN: 0393064425
Statement of Responsibility: Keith Houston
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Writing History Type and type-founding History Signs and symbols History Punctuation History
Topical Term: Writing
Type and type-founding
Signs and symbols
LCCN: 2013017324
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Jan 27, 2014
  • DEWLine rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Intriguing work about some of the most surprising things: punctuation symbology.

Aug 22, 2013
  • acornsandnuts rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Charming and full of the most interesting stories, not just about punctuation, but about ARPANET, and the Romans, and the library of Alexandra, and the invention of printing, and the revolution of typewriters... leave by your bedside and dip in and out. Completely enjoyable.


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