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Air quotes

Posted by Smokey Stover on May 09, 2009 at 16:26

In Reply to: Air quotes posted by Steve on May 09, 2009 at 09:15:

: Further to the quotation mark discussion below, are there any regional differences in respect of the use of air quotes?

In the U.S., "air quotes" were very popular in the 1990s, and I know of no regional differences (although that doesn't mean that there were none). They were frequently seen on television, which is a great cultural leveler. Nowadays they seem to arouse a lot of irritation and contempt, which suggests that they are still seen often. See