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12 Nov 2011 — Quote in quote

How would you fix the punctuation?

 

Skeleton, beer, mop
“A skeleton walks into a bar and says, “Gimme a beer, and a mop.”

 

 

 

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“A skeleton walks into a bar and says, “Give me a beer and a mop.”

 

 

 

 

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“A skeleton walks into a bar and says, ‘Gimme a beer, and a mop.’

 

 

 

 

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“A skeleton walks into a bar and says, ‘Gimme a beer, and a mop.’ ”

 

 

 

 

 

comedian (n.) – a professional entertainer who tells jokes and funny stories
quote (v.) – to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
quotation (n.) – something that is quoted; lines from a book, speech, etc.
in quotes – within quotation or quote marks:  Place this sentence in quotes.
quote unquote (idiom) – so called; so to speak; as it were
air quotes (idom) – a finger movement in the air to show that what you are saying should be in quotation marks and not be taken as personal or real opinion

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