Tuesday, October 21, 2008

you know, "church"


Carrie spotted this one in Bristol. I have lots of ideas what kinds of activities constitute "church"...

7 comments:

Hossrex said...

Ummm... did you notice that this service was held aboard a ship?

In the most glaring example so far... it must grudgingly be accepted that these quotation marks are 100% correct.

Since the word "church" isn't being used in its literal sense, its perfectly valid (and specifically more correct) to put it into quotes.

Tsk Tsk.

663 said...

what it mean

appleve said...

i think they are referring to winston churchill? maybe that is his nickname?

Ranee said...

I agree with the first commenter. I think this is actually a proper use of quotation marks, unless there is a dedicated church on board, rather than a chapel or a modified church service.

John said...

i thought it might have been a reference to churchill also but the caption for the picture was consistent in the use of quotes around the word. it even mentions that the Queen Mary actually has a church on board - with no quotes.

i think the use of quotes is correct although they could have used something generic like "religious services" and not have the quotes.

bethany said...

let me reiterate: I don't care about "proper" and "improper" quotation marks. I care about necessary vs funny.

John said...

sorry, bethany! in that case, using the quotes three or four times in the caption is funny! maybe there was a contest in the office that day to see who could use them the most!