William from LowercaseL sends me this photo, and comments:
"Found on 5th Avenue here in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the quotation marks on this Laundromat sign are technically not unnecessary, but there's more to it than necessity. Take a look at the first quotation mark at the front of ²The Kleen Machine². It seems that the sign maker used the end-quote mark character for the beginning-quote mark! It looks very strange. I'm guessing the print error was not noticed until it was too late, and by then it was probably too expensive to correct."
Don't even get me started on intentionally misspelling the word clean. That makes me crazy. But it's not nearly as funny as misused quotation marks, which is why my blog is this, and that just makes me want to not patronize the store.
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Things I see a lot: silica gel "do not eat"; hair dryer labels; inside the bus "do not drill"; Wal-mart sign about IDs; coffee machine with "2" cup sizes; employees must "wash hands"; that failblog post.