Tuesday, September 23, 2008

vintage european quotation marks

Reinko spotted this in Breda, Netherlands. It is to inform you that you should turn your engine off when the bridge is open. Or when the "bridge is open". Which is an anti-communist code or something.


hokgardner said...

Love the blog - but one punctuation tip. Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks. Your caption should say "bridge is open."

Joel Mielke said...

"Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks."

This may be a typographic preference, but it is not a grammatical rule.

Unknown said...

I agree with the above, and would also point out that including the punctuation within the quotation marks would imply that they are part of the quote.