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Snails & Monkey Tails: A Visual Guide to Punctuation Symbols

Snails & Monkey Tails: A Visual Guide to Punctuation Symbols

by Michael Arndt
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Format: 158 pages (hc) 2021
Did you know? The ancient Greeks wrote in alternating directions: from left to right then right to left, without spaces between their words. An Alexandrian librarian invented punctuation in the second century B.C.E.: théseis were a series of dots that signaled the length of breath between words. An explosive string of punctuation used to signify swear words— created by Beetle ... More
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Did you know? The ancient Greeks wrote in alternating directions: from left to right then right to left, without spaces between their words. An Alexandrian librarian invented punctuation in the second century B.C.E.: théseis were a series of dots that signaled the length of breath between words. An explosive string of punctuation used to signify swear words— created by Beetle Bailey cartoonist Mort Walker—is called a grawlix. Learn even more about the history, usage, and little-known facts surrounding indispensable punctuation in this "glorious celebration of those little marks that make a big difference." (RR)


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