Friday, August 13, 2010

that stuff's not fast either

I think they are drawing attention to the questionable speed or foodliness of typical fast food. Or, one could hope, they are actually fast! Thanks, Aaron.

8 comments:

invaderxan said...

Y'know, for the first time ever I think the quotes are actually legitimate in this one -- being as "fast food" is a specific term and they're not necessarily referring to food which is traveling at a high velocity.

Plus, I've been to some "fast" food places which make the term seem really ironic! :P

Darcy said...

Anybody for a slow cone?

Simon said...

I agree, for once this one is actually acceptable.

scyllacat said...

Yay, me, too! These quotes are in the right place. They're even NECESSARY!

Pin said...

They are correctly used, yes.

Grammar pedant's need to be "extra careful" to get it "right"!

wool.in.silver said...

I agree, this is a perfectly correct use of quotes. To ignore them would be to suggest that the despicable phrase "fast food" had entered common lexicon. The author is using quotes to express distaste for the concept, suggesting it is neither acceptable in language nor on the palette.

Paul said...

It's so ironic when there is an acceptable " usage posted on a blog suggesting failure. Oh well, I am "disheartened". :)

Jack of All said...

Mr. Submitter, these quotation marks are not as "wrong" as you might think.