Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gratuitous "Quotation Marks"

Brian
A Flickr group dedicated to tracking down, but not stamping out, the rampant overuse of quotation marks in English-language signage around the globe. Finally. (Via BoingBoing.)

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Image credits: "'Jesus' Is 'Lord,'" pjchmiel, courtesy Flickr, borrowed for news-reporting and comment purposes.

2 Comments:

Blogger The GraveDigger said...

I think the highlight of my Stanford dining experience was this written over a large steel container of soup:

"BEEF" STEW

mmm, nothing like "beef"

7:53 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Pass the Lord and praise the ammunition!

I am delighted to find this blog. I had just sent a memo to my corporate offices, suggesting that they ditch the quotation marks around "Setting The Standards of [sic] Aseptic Protocol" . I also suggested replacing the "of" with For.

I have personal favorites:

"Fresh" Fish [Oh, really?]
Under "New" Management
Se Habla "Espanol"

Best regards,

John Potter

10:10 AM  

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