I can be a bit of a grammar snob (it comes with the territory when you’re a writer), but there are some things that get under my skin so much that it’s impossible to keep my mouth shut.
Like when you pick up a prescription, and the label says it’s for, quote, “Cameron,” unquote.
My imaginary child? Cameron in theory? I don’t understand.
And that’s just the beginning of people using quotation marks to emphasize words instead of for their actual use, which is to either mark dialogue or direct speech or a quote. Using them to emphasize a specific word is not okay, people.
That way lies madness.
Don’t be like these 15 people, basically.
#15. In this case, you really want it to actually be blank.
I feel so sorry for that actor from UnnecessaryQuotes
#14. I have no idea what I’m supposed to do here.
I don’t know which is more annoying, the quotes or the PLSSSS. from UnnecessaryQuotes
#13. Fake corn cheese curds are still cheese curds I guess.
I can only assume "corn" is "drugs," right? from UnnecessaryQuotes
#12. Please have a DD who is not sober in quotes.
#11. So both are up for debate?
#10. That might be a threat.
#9. It could be accurate in this case.
Should I be worried about the freshness of this meat?? from UnnecessaryQuotes
#8. Definitely drugs.
I always buy my "candy" at my local bowling alley from UnnecessaryQuotes
#7. Welp, not eating there.
#6. Sounds about right.
I wonder what this auto shop ‘actually’ does to Hondas… from UnnecessaryQuotes
#5. Umm. Too many jokes, all inappropriate or offensive to some.
I don’t know if I want to visit this so-called "Church" of yours….. D: from UnnecessaryQuotes
#4. Yeah, I’m staying away from this bell.
#3. Mom ain’t stopping.
#2. How rude!
How to emasculate your employees from UnnecessaryQuotes
#1. Sure you do.
My husband received this at his new job from UnnecessaryQuotes
Use your quotation marks appropriately, folks. It’s everyone’s job.