Regrettably this snapshot of a slide in a presentation of medical case reports at a Swedish
hospital is of very poor quality. If your Swedish is a bit rusty, the headline and the first paragraph
Case 2 on the medical emergency ward A
Unconscious man, 20-25 years of age arriving by
ambulance. Found in a “public” restroom.
I have no
idea just what the quotation marks implies here, but they sound more than a
little insinuating to me. A mystery best left unsolved, perhaps.
This blog was recently featured on PRI's World in Words podcast. If you want to listen in, the whole episode is pretty interesting, but as you can see from the blogpost, the quotation marks are about halfway in. (thanks for the headsup Mike!)
Submitter David says the food was actually good, so maybe the store window considers itself subject to the objectivity rules of journalism. WE would never make such a value judgment, but somebody else said it was "Great" and we're reporting it.
Lauren saw this in front of a house in North Philly. She does not mention whether sitting or standing in front of strangers' houses is a normal thing, nor does she offer any ideas about the quotation mark in the middle of the word not. I assume the ending is both a movie quote and a firearms threat, but I can imagine a few other quotations as well...
This one is a real winner because of the technically incorrect nesting, in addition to the double-doubtfulness about the existence of other overhead door professionals. Whatever those are. Thanks Kerry.
I don't usually post the following: newspaper headlines, personal email, craigslist postings, unprofessional websites. I also tend to not crosspost things from other blogs, since I have so much unique material waiting for me to get to it.
Things I see a lot: silica gel "do not eat"; hair dryer labels; inside the bus "do not drill"; Wal-mart sign about IDs; coffee machine with "2" cup sizes; employees must "wash hands".