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 Definition Signs set in pairs, in most writing systems, indicating the end and the beginning of a quotation or, likewise, the end and the beginning of any passage with a special sense, a special use or a special form. [d] [e]
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As Domergue has pointed out, the shape of curved quotes delineates whether they are opening or closing quote marks. This entered spoken language, at least in English, where speakers would say 'open quotes' and 'close quotes' and or make a gesture in the air with their fingers to indicate they were using someone's exact words (or being facetious). Wonder if we can work this in? Aleta Curry 22:22, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes, it would be relevant.--Domergue Sumien 23:35, 25 September 2011 (UTC)