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Grammatical Gripe #4

From supermarket circulars
  to little private notes,
There’s a rampant epidemic
  of unnecessary quotes!
 Beware of “dog,” the placard warns.
  No “Loitering.”  ”Wet” Paint.
The coffee’s “Fresh ‘N’ Tasty.”
  (Are they hinting that it ain’t?)
For those who find it “difficult”
  I’ll “try” to make it “plain.”
Quotations aren’t for emphasis.
  Now get that through your “brain!” 





  1. Lynne wrote:

    Awesome! Unnecessary quotes have always been a pet peeve of mine. That, and using ‘s (apostrophe-s) to indicate plurals. Urgh!

    Friday, January 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Permalink
  2. Jimmigee wrote:

    “I ‘agree!’”

    Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 9:54 am | Permalink
  3. Anna wrote:

    Preach it, brother!!

    Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

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