Quotation “marks”

Via Language Log, a website devoted to pictures of signs that use quotation marks unnecessarily.  It’s hilarious, as these examples should illustrate:


Well, it tastes like chicken…

dekken and

To use the colloquialism, “and.”


He told me that was his name!


You wanna refund?  I give you a real good refund, sure- right in da face!


  1. cymast

     /  October 15, 2009

    A former “client” of mine had a habit of putting quotation marks around “seemingly random words” in his emails to me. I thought it a symptom of “mental disturbance.”

  2. acilius

     /  October 15, 2009

    Maybe it “is.” If you know “what” I mean.

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