Monday, January 17, 2011

Misused Quotation Marks

A while back I came across these examples of signage with unnecessary quotation marks, and I've since discovered there's a blog dedicated exclusively to chronicling same.

Last month I found three examples of my own on Chicago's Northwest Side.


Who cares how bad your credit it? No need to worry about getting financing here! Absolutely none!


Because everybody knows there's no such thing as a free lunch comparative market analysis.

And, speaking of lunch, this one is my favorite:

I'll eat Just About Anything, but even I am leery of what I'd be served at a place that serves not breakfast, but "breakfast," not lunch, but "lunch," and not dinner, but "dinner."

1 comment:

The Dutchman said...

I was once in a supermarket where they had a sign reading: MILLER LITE "BEER." At first I thought the quotation marks were misused, but then I remembered that "Lite Beer" isn't really beer at all.