"Everyone" "Should" Check "This" Out!

  • hartfan

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    Feb 04, 2009 7:27 AM GMT
    This has gotten me through "many" "depressing" "nights" and "days": http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

    Some recent "highlights":

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    It is Budweiser, after all.

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    Apparently during some of those years it was machine-made.

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    The dock may also be slippery due to some other stuff.

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    I think I'll have my salad plain, thank you.

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    What is really going on here?
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    Feb 04, 2009 7:54 AM GMT
    children.jpg

    Personal favourite
  • oxdr

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    Feb 04, 2009 12:44 PM GMT
    added the site to my favorites. I loved it.
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 04, 2009 1:12 PM GMT
    I only clicked on this thread because of your excessive use of quotes, and it still took me a minute to "get it".
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  • hartfan

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    Feb 04, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidI'm trying to find the humor in all of this. I'll keep on looking and let you know when I find something. icon_eek.gif


    Sometimes people use quotation marks excessively, and they forget that the quotation marks can change the meaning of their statements, often comically.
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    Feb 04, 2009 7:34 PM GMT
    I "Love" it!
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    Feb 04, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
    YAY For overuse of of punctuation! This ranks right up there with ending every sentence with ellipses...

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    Feb 04, 2009 8:44 PM GMT
    I just snorted into my "orange juice" from reading through that site. Slightly hysterical.
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    Feb 04, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    hilarious!
    it reminds me of the kid on south park who always says "per se" regardless of wether it makes sense.

    "Yeah, and then I think it's time for us to feed, per se. "
    "We dress the way our souls feel, to express the darkness, per se. "

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    Feb 04, 2009 9:04 PM GMT


    They probably use it to put "emphasis" on a word ... I hate these mistakes they make me angry ,, very angry !!!
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    Feb 04, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    I'm sorry, this one was too perfect:

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    Caption:
    If you read this euphemistically, it becomes quite the come-on. Thanks, Tom.


    if the pic doesn't show up:
    http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/2009/01/its-catch-phrase.html
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    Feb 04, 2009 10:37 PM GMT
    I thought only "lunch ladies" didn't know the proper use of quotation marks. I think in honor of this I'll spend the evening doing "air quotes."

    Oooooo...related topic, grammar usage: Should we put punctuation inside of the obviously parenthetical quote, or punctuate outside of the quote if the punctuation would confuse the quotation's intention with the enclosing clause?

    Examples:

    Shall I speak to you as Waldo did, when he said, "My love is like the syrup from a stricken maple?"

    or

    Shall I speak to you as Waldo did, when he said, "My heart snaps strings in the key of G"?
  • hartfan

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    Feb 05, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidI thought only "lunch ladies" didn't know the proper use of quotation marks. I think in honor of this I'll spend the evening doing "air quotes."

    Oooooo...related topic, grammar usage: Should we put punctuation inside of the obviously parenthetical quote, or punctuate outside of the quote if the punctuation would confuse the quotation's intention with the enclosing clause?

    Examples:

    Shall I speak to you as Waldo did, when he said, "My love is like the syrup from a stricken maple?"

    or

    Shall I speak to you as Waldo did, when he said, "My heart snaps strings in the key of G"?


    From what I've learned, periods and commas belong inside the quotation marks, but I'm not sure about question marks or exclamation marks. Supposedly they follow the same rule?