Sunday, August 05, 2007

real student, fake month


Evidently this driver, whose bumper stickers were captured by Angie, has either two children who were fake student of the month once, or one who was twice. Regardless, their status is called into question by the punctuation.

3 comments:

idontblog said...

So did the one student get "of the month" two times? Is mom so pround she put on two stickers? Were two separate students awarded "of the month"? Student of the month for doing what? Just being a student?
I need answers!!! Maybe the quotes are there to imply he did a good job.

PatHMV said...

What I'm curious about is what do the users of these unnecessary quotation marks think they are doing by putting them. I mean, they're not completely random, but I have yet to discern what "rules" they are actually following/making up. Hmmm.... any English majors looking for a thesis? This site offers a load of raw data, captured in the wild.

Angie said...

"What I'm curious about is what do the users of these unnecessary quotation marks think they are doing by putting them."

My guess (and I took the photo) is the quotation marks were used to add emphasis.

(In a really terrible way, that is.)