Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Quote Unquote

If you're a bad grammar spotter (like me, I must admit) and you don't already know about The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, be sure to check it out. I spent about 45 minutes reading it one morning and couldn't stop laughing.

Its creator, whom I gather is a 20-something woman, posts photos of signs that use quotation marks incorrectly. Most are the hand-written ephemera that decorate public places everywhere, but others are "professionally" created. People from all over the country send in photos to her.

Here are some of my favorites.

Laserprinted sign reading Please, Please, Please, do not rinse off 'Sandy Bathing Suits in this Tub' Please use the beach showers located by the walkway
Read the original post and be sure to look through the comments that follow this entry. Many of them are funnier than the original post.

Blue sign reading PATIENT CHECK IN If you are having 'Chest Pain' or are in 'Labor' please inform representative at desk.
The medical workers in this emergency room must be really jaded. Read the original post

Laserprinted sign reading NON-PORTABLE WATER 'DO NOT DRINK'
I think the misspelling is actually funnier than the misused quotation marks on this one. Read the original post

Suburban church with a cross over the door. Quotation marks around the cross.
I hate to admit it, but I didn't get this one on first glance. Read the original post

White van with many phrases in quotes on the side. Most prominent is 'NO SEX POLICY' CAMPAIGN

Other side of the white van. Some quotes include 'SELF ESTEEM' and 'ABORTIONS'
Once again, the comments on this pair are priceless. Read the original post

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