My new favorite blog is The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” “Quotation Marks.” It displays different signs each day that include misappropriations of quotation marks which result in humorous possible misunderstandings.; for example, when someone writes “don’t” step on the grass – are they being sarcastic when they say “don’t”?
Recently, they featured this gem:
I’m a baptist and I can tell you that the Pentecostals pretty much have this market cornered with their anointing oil. (But market research speculates that there is room in the industry for a counter product such as Baptist Wax which is applied to the entire body and the believer’s car rather than just being poured over the affected area.)
Here’s another favorite:
Imagine selling someone fruit spread by making quotation marks in the air with your fingers while saying that the product includes actual fruit. Probably not a good move. Anyway, when you’re bored with that blog check out the Apostrophe Abuse blog.
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