Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pet Peeve No. 362-B


This is another thing that bugs me.  Apparently it bugs one of my work buddies, Erin.

It's when people use "quotation marks" when they're not really "necessary."  Or in this case, misleading.  It's not soup, it's "soup."

I understand they're usually just trying to add "emphasis" to their statement or signs.  But there are countless other ways (correct ones, I might add) that will do the job better.

For more "unnecessary" quotations, go to the Unnecessary Quotes website.  Be prepared to be disappointed.

Respectfully submitted,

  Canoelover

6 comments:

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

"wow"!

canoelover said...

Isn't that "amazing?"

Mark Ritz said...

Yep, that's one that peeves me as well! I think the ones who do it are "idiots."

Green Laker said...

At least it didn't say

soup's

Superfluous apostrophes (apostrophe's?) are a pet peeve of mine.

Erin Lang Norris said...

heehee! awesome.

i would never eat anything that said it was "soup"...

Carrie said...

Yes! Another pet peeve post.

Nat's grandma always puts people's names in quotation marks when she writes her cards. She also puts them around her name when she signs, "Great" Grandma Kay. There is no rhyme or reason.