50 Funny Examples of Quote Mark Abuse
(Image credit: bea_easter12_)There are two kinds of people in this world. One is the kind of people who read quote marks as a sign of sarcasm, and the other is made up of people who use quote marks for emphasis. A lot. The result is a world full of signs designed or drawn by the second group that make the first group read the quoted words as facetious, and they have to laugh. The very words that the sign writer wanted to emphasize most are read as not being true at all. To the first group, the sign above reads as if they know they're never going to have an infection free hospital, so maybe we'll just pretend that's the goal. Then you laugh again when you see the entire graphic is one of hospital employees touching each other's hands, which is the fastest way possible to spread germs short of sneezing in someone's face. And that's just the beginning. The sheriff's department in Orange County, Florida, put the slogan Making a Difference on their patrol cars and not only put quote marks around it, but also rendered it in the Comic Sans font. How can anyone take that seriously?
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