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#Onyourmarks! What is the formal name for the hashtag? 

Keith Houston's Shady Characters explores punctuation marks, signs and symbols

26 October 2013

9:00 AM

26 October 2013

9:00 AM

One day there simply won’t be any strange byways of the English language left to write quirky little books about. Happily that day hasn’t arrived yet. Keith Houston’s Shady Characters (Particular Books, £16.99, Spectator Bookshop, £13.99, Tel: 08430 600033)) ventures into the previously untrodden territory of punctuation marks, and not the obvious ones either.

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