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2012-10-17 01:03:46 PM  
There's something witty to say here, but I just can't think of a goddamn thing.
 
2012-10-17 01:04:36 PM  
Meta fail.
 
2012-10-17 01:12:48 PM  
Most, or perhaps all, of these appear to be blatently stolen from the authoritative source of such things, The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, which is always worth a look.
 
2012-10-17 01:18:31 PM  
I took this pic at the end of a jetway at the Dallas Ft. Worth airport:

www.majhost.com

And I recently took this one at a local auto junkyard--I particularly like it because it is has a rare combination of the unnecessary quotation marks along with an unnecessary apostrophe:

www.majhost.com
 
2012-10-17 01:19:46 PM  
LOL "WUT"?
 
2012-10-17 01:27:50 PM  
"Question" marks: Are they what you "think" they are?
??
 
2012-10-17 01:29:26 PM  
Also, my boss uses up about 10% of the world's supply of quotation marks and ellipses in his emails.


Relatively Obscure....just thought you'd like to "know"....we're going to start "doing this thing"....would like any "input" you may have....thanks....your boss
 
2012-10-17 01:37:14 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Also, my boss uses up about 10% of the world's supply of quotation marks and ellipses in his emails.

Relatively Obscure....just thought you'd like to "know"....we're going to start "doing this thing"....would like any "input" you may have....thanks....your boss


We used to have a "CEO" who "constantly" did this "too." It used to "drive" me "crazy," and made her look like a "moron."
 
2012-10-17 01:49:48 PM  
My mind saw "quotation" marks, but my fingers went and typed "question" marks. There's "Fail" and then there's "Fail."
 
2012-10-17 01:56:59 PM  
"

The English Major: My mind saw "quotation" marks, but my fingers went and typed "question" marks. There's "Fail" and then there's "Fail."


Way to go, "English" Major. "Maybe" you should "study" harder"?"

Yeah. I "w"ent there."
 
2012-10-17 02:35:33 PM  
Um... in the last image... is that a dildo?

I'm on my phone, so it's tough to make out details... but that "looks" like a "dong".
 
2012-10-17 02:41:09 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Also, my boss uses up about 10% of the world's supply of quotation marks and ellipses in his emails.


Relatively Obscure....just thought you'd like to "know"....we're going to start "doing this thing"....would like any "input" you may have....thanks....your boss


My girlfriend (who works in the same office as me) would use quotation marks, but she used them correctly. Another woman (who later quit, and was certifiably crazy), thought if she used them, she would seem smarter. So it became "Mr. ScottyDoesntKnow, you recieved a "call" (air quotations and everything) asking about a report due this "Tuesday"."

It would drive me up a farking wall
 
2012-10-17 02:43:39 PM  
Also, where is that last picture from? I'm only wondering because of that chair....
 
2012-10-17 03:14:54 PM  

Cyberluddite: Most, or perhaps all, of these appear to be blatently stolen from the authoritative source of such things, The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, which is always worth a look.



Yep, two of the ones in this article are on the front page of that blog.
 
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2012-10-17 03:16:06 PM  

The English Major: My mind saw "quotation" marks, but my fingers went and typed "question" marks. There's "Fail" and then there's "Fail."


I thought they're was a intentional joke in their about bad grammar, or punctuation, but. I guess I was wrong.
 
2012-10-17 03:34:08 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Also, my boss uses up about 10% of the world's supply of quotation marks and ellipses in his emails.


Relatively Obscure....just thought you'd like to "know"....we're going to start "doing this thing"....would like any "input" you may have....thanks....your boss


I think your boss is coming on to you.
 
2012-10-17 03:43:07 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Also, my boss uses up about 10% of the world's supply of quotation marks and ellipses in his emails.


Relatively Obscure....just thought you'd like to "know"....we're going to start "doing this thing"....would like any "input" you may have....thanks....your boss


He's channeling Bill Lumbergh.
 
2012-10-17 03:45:49 PM  

Gonz: Um... in the last image... is that a dildo?

I'm on my phone, so it's tough to make out details... but that "looks" like a "dong".



Yep.  Dildo on a chair.
 
2012-10-17 04:06:55 PM  
I support the toughest cop "alive"

Zombie Cop!
 
2012-10-17 04:07:02 PM  
Why did you put "presence" in quotation marks? Are you implying we're not here?
 
2012-10-17 04:26:31 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-10-17 04:27:26 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Also, where is that last picture from? I'm only wondering because of that chair....


Use your "imagination."
 
2012-10-17 04:28:03 PM  
cdn.zmescience.com 

" Roooooooooaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr
 
2012-10-17 04:28:37 PM  
My mum used to always put quotation marks around my name on every birthday and Christmas card. I finally asked if I was adopted. (ie: We really don't know his name but we call him David".)
 
2012-10-17 04:29:17 PM  
I'm no grammar cat but this is the one thing that drives me bonkers. I think because it's not just misuse, it's usually that the actual and intended meanings are 100% counter to one another. The stupid, it "burns".
 
2012-10-17 04:29:34 PM  
"Abyss" made me giggle.
 
2012-10-17 04:29:54 PM  
It makes me wonder: where did this idea of using quotation marks for emphasis get started?
 
2012-10-17 04:30:01 PM  
collegewritingtips.net
 
2012-10-17 04:30:35 PM  
What the hell is a "pleasure throne"?

And where can I get one?
 
2012-10-17 04:32:54 PM  
There's a really funny little book of pictures like this called The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, by Bethany Keeley. You can get it on Amazon.

The cover photo is of a sign outside a farm offering Fresh Brown "Eggs". That makes me laugh every time I think about it.
 
2012-10-17 04:33:05 PM  

The English Major: My mind saw "quotation" marks, but my fingers went and typed "question" marks. There's "Fail" and then there's "FailQuayle."


/ftfy
 
2012-10-17 04:33:27 PM  

dark side of the moon: What the hell is a "pleasure throne"?

And where can I get one?


I just tried the site and it doesn't seem to "exist" any more, so you may have to make your own. I can see this as a project for New Yankee Workshop.
 
2012-10-17 04:34:00 PM  
My COO will use quotes, capitals, and underlines on words that he wants to draw attention to, regardless of the grammatical correctness. Most of the time, he does it on customer facing documents or images. It drives us all crazy but nobody has been able to convince him to not do it.
 
2012-10-17 04:34:28 PM  
Can't believe pleasurethrone.com is no longer "in the business."
 
2012-10-17 04:34:54 PM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
www.bigflax.com
 
2012-10-17 04:34:55 PM  
I always hated the MSDN discs for prerelease items. The labels were like: "Codename" Yukon

It's stupid enough to use the term 'codename' at all, when really it's just a working title with no hint of secrecy or intrigue. But the quotes around exactly the wrong word made me bananas.
 
2012-10-17 04:35:06 PM  
There's apparently an commonly shared misperception in my hometown that quotation marks add emphasis.

I got a sympathy card once that said: We're really "sorry" for the loss of your brother.
 
2012-10-17 04:35:12 PM  
Wow. That last photo will haunt my dreams.
 
2012-10-17 04:35:34 PM  
The volunteer FD in my town put this up a few months ago. It really sums things up nicely. img.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-17 04:35:59 PM  

GungFu: [cdn.zmescience.com image 650x712] 

" Roooooooooaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr "


Is it wrong that I always look at dinosaurs like that and picture them with massive genitalia?
 
2012-10-17 04:36:02 PM  

downstairs: Gonz: Um... in the last image... is that a dildo?

I'm on my phone, so it's tough to make out details... but that "looks" like a "dong".


Yep.  Dildo on a chair.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-17 04:36:56 PM  
Putting words in "quotes" puts out a "nudge-nudge, wink-wink" vibe.

imageshack.us

Lots more "examples" of these...I have your "link" right HERE!
 
2012-10-17 04:37:21 PM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

FUUUUUUUUUUU-UUUUUU-"UUUUUUUU"
 
2012-10-17 04:37:30 PM  
A local cafe sells real "beef" hamburgers.


They are actually pretty good, whatever they are.
 
2012-10-17 04:38:31 PM  
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-17 04:39:38 PM  
media.tumblr.com

Cool "thread", bros
 
2012-10-17 04:39:42 PM  
I haz a disappoint. I went to the URL on the sign in the last photo, expecting some sort of lemonparty rickroll. Instead, I got a parked domain.

Also, when typing informally, I tend to type like I speak, so I'm occasionally guilty of overusing ellipses.
 
2012-10-17 04:40:02 PM  
Oh for "fark"'s sake.
 
2012-10-17 04:40:14 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [www.bigflax.com image 700x298]


Heh. That guy falling out of the blimp kinda looks like Christopher Walken.
 
2012-10-17 04:41:29 PM  

THX 1138: Rapmaster2000: [www.bigflax.com image 700x298]

Heh. That guy falling out of the blimp kinda looks like Christopher Walken.


But he definitely looks like "Christopher Walken"
 
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