Second sheet should be stapled to the board!
2008-08-26 02:55 pm (UTC)
I was going to say that. :P
(feel free to delete this comment after fixing the typo)
I absolutely fucking love that one.
Yes, pedantry! Fragments good! Sentences, blah!
I have "no idea" where they pick up using quotes like that. Jesus that drives me nuts. :D
I believe I've seen that one once or twice before. All of this makes my ears bleed. Yes, my ears. It's that nuts.
this site is amazing
PLEASE DO NOT THROW TOWELS IN THE "TOILET"
I have to laugh, otherwise I'd cry.
BBC News seem to have some internal rule that every headline "must have" a ridiculous quoted excerpt. I can see how someone could then derive a habit of quotation-for-emphasis from practices such as this.
(Naturally, today, they appear to be writing normally. But I'm sure there are other offenders.)
Interesting. Once I start treating the "quoted" material as "italicized" it vaguely starts to make sense. Relatively speaking, at least.
2008-08-26 06:30 pm (UTC)
Quote signs in headlines are shorthand indicating something someone's claimed that the news organization not been able to fully confirm - they aren't (necessarily) reported speech.
This cracked me up so much I fwd'd to coworkers, thanks!
Language evolves. I no longer am upset by this use of quotation marks for emphasis, as it has seemingly become the norm.
you are what's wrong with the world. next you're going to say that kids aren't wrong for turning in papers written like text messages because it's become the norm! bah!
2008-08-26 07:36 pm (UTC)
GET A BRAIN! MORANS
It is delishus irony; you must eat it.
I don't think I've ever even seen it before.
Maybe I need an office job?
2008-08-26 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, what are they thinking? You use *ASTERISKS* for emphasis, don't ya know?
No. *ASTERISKS* for headlines, /slashes/ for emphasis. _Underscores_ are accetable, too.
In-band formatting FTW.
This so appeals to my inner grammar Nazi.