Saturday, March 01, 2008

something like the internet


Frank saw this one at a restaurant in Hong Kong Airport. He points out that the QMs actually belong around the word free. I like to imagine that they can only access certain sites. All about how great the restaurant is.

10 comments:

Minh Nguyễn said...

I think the quotation marks work as is. You get free access to Internet access – that is, you get to enter the restaurant for free.

Harris said...

Hey "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks,

Just wanna say that I recently discovered your blog, and it kills me...in a good way.

rock on,

aitch

Anonymous said...

great, bethany. so now you're a murderer.

Anonymous said...

how about a blog for hanging asterisks? unless the follow-up is written at the bottom, which would be pretty darn shady.

bethany said...

*read "blog" at your own risk.

Squirrel said...

My very "subversive" blog comes up blank in some countries--the title is there, but no pics or copy.

Squirrel said...

I had a friend who always put my name in quotation marks! I finally asked her to stop, but she said

"no."

She thought it made people's names "cute."

Ellen said...

The really interesting thing about this particular submission, is that Hong Kong International airport has free wi-fi throughout. Just grab a chair, pop open your computer and have at it. So unless the restaurant has found a way to block that . . .

I just returned from Asia and had a couple of long layovers in HGK and spent many an hour availing myself of this wonderful service!

KirBir said...

Maybe it's free "internet access" because of the fact that it's in China and you can't look up anything about democracy or freedom and the like...

So yeah, it should be "free" :)

Andi said...

So does an asterisk following QMs cancel it out?
Random semi-related news, Starbucks won't be using T-Mobile for their non-free internet service anymore. They're switching to AT&T and it will be "free"*. All you have to do is register a Starbucks giftcard on the website (which must contain a minimum of five dollars. So it's "free"*!)