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When someone says "quote/unquote," use a slash mark in between the words. Surround them with appropriate punctuation. Use the quote marks also.

When the attorney says "okay" before he starts a question -- more or less a response to the last answer -- English says to paragraph after "okay" as it is a thought of its own. (Some reporters do not do this because of the appearance of padding.)

Numbers that are in the thousands should have the comma:

...5,400 of them...
...$6,500 worth of them...

This is not dependent upon how it is said.

Happy punctuating!