Sunday, December 18, 2011

Painful "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks Sign of the Day.

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Wow. Usually, "inconvenience" is the word in quotes on this type of sign. WHAT DO THEY "MEAN"? Previous "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks Sign of the Day (in Comic Sans!).


Anonymous Lara said...

Reminds me of that Friends episode where Joey has trouble with quotation marks

3:19 PM  
Anonymous TYPO GIGIO said...

At first glance, this reader found it ingenuous, as in artless, innocent, sincere but on further notice, it's rather disingenuous, it mocks and is full of contempt, dripping with, how you say, "the" sarcasm.

3:27 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yeah, that's my read: "Go Fuck Yourself"

4:03 PM  
Anonymous TYPO GIGIO said...

Are you now telling me to "vaffanculo?"

4:10 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...


6:09 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

And the missing period in "A.T.M," let's not forget that. Not a professional copywriter, I am guessing.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous cath said...

Maybe they're trying to emphasize the singularity of this particular inconvenience (I know you're not supposed to use quotation marks for emphasis, but it's becoming more and more common). Everything else about this store is just so gosh-darn convenient, how can you be mad about the ATM?

5:33 PM  
Anonymous purple apex said...

Perhaps because handwriting is cursive, it's not always apparent when you use italics for emphasis.

9:56 PM  

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