Wednesday, April 29, 2009

it's like a double negative


James asks "Does putting quotation marks around the word 'faux' mean 'genuine'?" A good question.

8 comments:

deckardcanine said...

Maybe they think all foreign words should have quotation marks. Even rather well-known ones.

'Course, given the elementary school setting, someone's going to pronounce it "fawks."

G.C. McDowell said...

I think if you put quotation marks around the word faux the universe will disappear . . .

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"FAUX"

*poof*

James Gilmore said...

More importantly--what do the sideways quotation marks at the end signify?

Is this a new and heretofore-undiscovered level of irony--the Higgs Boson of irony? Could we be on the verge of a dramatic punctuation breakthrough?

Lucy Corrander said...

Did the same school offer lessons in creative literacy?

Lucy

Johnny E said...

Weeeell more excusable than most. Obviously they see it as a weird, and maybe slightly pretentious foreign word.

Indy Grrrl said...

I'm also intrigued by the sideways quotation marks.

catenate said...

Nope. It just makes it doubly fake.

Melvin said...

great to see this ....
thanks for sharing......


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