Saturday, March 31, 2007

actually you can use quarters also

thanks to Alisa who found this one at Gypsy Hill Park duck pond. She says "I actually have no idea what they're trying to communicate to me with that message. " Me neither, Alisa.

maybe what they really mean is you can use other coins "only" if you call them "nickles."

(I'm jealous of Alisa for her experience which included unneccesary quotation marks AND ducks, two things of which I am very fond.)

Friday, March 30, 2007

two in one day? "crazy!"

frequent contributor Jon sends me a photo of this sheriff fan which says on the back "serving our community." Nicely spotted in downtown athens.

So, not really serving? not really a community? not really ours? All good questions...

or they don't really manage anything...

Jon pointed out that this sign near our home has quotation marks on it, so I took a little walk and got a picture. That's right, I exercised for this blog.

Jim suggested that "under new management!" means it's not really new management, just different owners who hired the same managers.
I like to think they are trying to remind us of the strange use of the preposition "under" - don't worry, they aren't REALLY on the roofs!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

here quotation marks signal a silly name

my colleague and neighbor Jon spotted this near our home. It's hard to read, but this is what the sign says: Dog Owners: Please Use a "Pooper Scooper"

maybe this is defensible because it is using the brand as the generic, but we don't do that with "kleenex" or "Q-tips."

it would be funnier if it said to "use" a pooper scooper...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

this blog is henceforth my "job"

Jim sees quotation marks in LA all the time. This says "your job is your credit." I guess because somebody's saying it? Or maybe because you don't need a real job...

Monday, March 26, 2007

seriously. it's "unnecessary."

thanks to Kiraa of Ex-Everything who spotted this ad on Yahoo! Radio!

Although I suppose it's accurate this way. This coffee is "amazing," ie. unremarkable.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Two tangents

Two items that are related, but tangential to the purpose of this blog.

tangent 1: Jim sends me this sign, noting that the quotation marks aren't unncessary, but isn't what's inside them weird?

tangent 2: legal decisions based on punctuation? That, my friends, is why being a stickler is important.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

wink wink

my sister got a new purse and this was inside it. I'm not sure if you are supposed to eat it, or "not."

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

this is "a blog for you"

Frequent contributor Jim gives us this curious use of quotation marks, similar to the last sign. Maybe somebody did say the church was "a family for you" or maybe it's because it's only a metaphorical family or not really for you......