Monday, February 04, 2008

"once"


Hazel saw this one in an elementary school, I don't think those kids get the subtlety of a quotation mark here.

14 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

So important to set a "good" example.

Anonymous said...

And I can't STAND comma splicing, that's when someone separates two sentences with a comma rather than a semi-colon or a period, you should know what I'm talking about by now, it's incorrect, it's worse than quotation mark abuse IMHO.

Andi said...

Is "welcome" its own sentence? I'm not sure. I'm not a grammar expert, so I wonder and have probably committed my own comma splicing indiscretions on occasion.
Regardless, I really appreciate those photos posted where the writer obviously thinks quotation marks are some sort of flair and not punctuation. This writer went to the trouble to switch between a green and red marker for the marks. That's classic.

Lydia said...

I don't think High School students would even get those instructions! What is that?!

Axe Victim said...

Signage. Ah shucks. Everybody knows "signmakers" (oops) can't write or spell.

hazel said...

haha! still makes me laugh.

Jeff said...

So in reality I can take as many as I want as long as I say it's only "one"?

l'hypocondriaque said...

The best part is the fact that the quotation marks around the "one" in red are green, and the ones around the "one" in green are red.

Anonymous said...

andi, i think the anonymous before you was referring to the comment that is under the photo.

nerdabilly said...

I like that this is in an elementary school where kids are probably already struggling to learn how to use quotation marks properly. This horrible misuse by an adult who is supposedly smarter than them is just adding to their confusion.

Anonymous said...

Is this like when your husband says he's going out for "a" beer with the guys?

Andi said...

"andi, i think the anonymous before you was referring to the comment that is under the photo."
I think I should make a comment macro that says "If you want to complain about something on the blog, at least have the balls to write your damn name."
Correct comma usage? Yeah, I don't actually care.

Anonymous said...

like a lovely little color switcheroo on the QMs (that's short for quotation marks. but will it catch on?) is going to inspire self-restraint from elementary school kids faced with a table of self-serve cookies.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they're hinting that you should show up with a really big bag and fill it with bags of cookies.