Monday, February 11, 2008

("Rules").


Yes, I'm still catching up from Christmas time. I have a lot of submissions. What I like about this one is the quoted and unquoted versions right next to each other. Clearly the work of a lawyer. Thanks, Jon.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL! Rules... better known as rules. Thank goodness for the clarification.

Matt Moses said...

Although I can't see the text below, I'm going to defend that usage as valid in the world of contracts, where terms are defined following the initial usage with parentheses and quotation marks. There's likely references in the text below (e.g. "Under these Rules, you have 0 chance of winning anything").

Your site is genius.

Teri said...

This made me laugh out loud. For real. People in my office are wondering what's going on in here. :-)

Jeff said...

It's abviously shorthand for "...henceforth known as 'rules'" or something like that.

But still funny. I can picture the signmakers idiot friend. He writes "official rules" and the friend yells "RULES!"

Anonymous said...

I realize this is legal-ese, but, like Teri, I had to laugh. I can imagine whoever wrote this introducing someone, "This is my friend, Joe. But you can call him Joe."

Basseq said...

Totally legal-ese. A little more like saying, "This is my friend Joe Blowe, and in this story I'm about to tell, he's the "Joe" I'm referring to.

Janine said...

Love this blog! What a riot.

samkay64 said...

This is outrageous.

TC said...

Yup. Totally legit and necessary use of quotation marks, sorry to say.

Forsoothsayer said...

well i nlegal documents - such as rules - when they do the quotes in brackets that is shorthand for "hereafter to be known as". i.e. if they refer to Rules later on you will know they mean those rules, as opposed to rules OUTSIDE that set. this sort of business usually saves us lawyers time, tho...maybe not her...

Forsoothsayer said...

oh, i shoulda read the comments. sorry.