Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Grammar Alert!

This is just "hilarious."

The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

Too "funny" for words!


SzélsőFa said...

Finally, I'm here.
I will be here for more.
I surfed your blogs, writing and others, including the wonderful cave pictures.
If you are interested, I also made tonnes of photos in a Hungarian cave. Just look for the label 'cave'.

Re: the use of quotation marks:
I think I know the reason.
When a notice is made, someone has in his/her head about what the sign should say.
But it is not the same person who will make the sign itself, so informatino is transferred.
In doing so, said person deems the best way to protect the meaning and the exact order of letters in a particular word by putting the most important words between quotation marks.
This is how the maker of signs see the text.
This second person thinks quotation marks are there for a reason.
And leaves the whole text intact.

I hope I was able to explain my theory about this phenomenon.

SzélsőFa said...

sorry for the typos. I left out some 's' here and there. It's a bit late into the night over here.

btw, for the cave pictures, you should look at 'gondolatok az erdőben' blog, instead of th ecopper moon one.

Shauna said...

I absolutely adore this blog! Thanks for sharing it and spreading the good word.

Anonymous said...

Oh my "goodness", Bunnygirl, that blog is a "delight"! I'm gonna "link" to it right "now."


Michael said...

It is funny. Oh my, but that's just too much!