Perhaps the quotation marks are to draw attention to the fact that, while our country may be independent from great britain, we rely economically on the third world to supply raw materials and cheap labor. What really makes this sign special, though, is the extra opening quotes. Classic.
Thanks to Lisa in NYC who spotted and photographed this one.
I don't usually post the following: newspaper headlines, personal email, craigslist postings, unprofessional websites. I also tend to not crosspost things from other blogs, since I have so much unique material waiting for me to get to it.
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".