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Jeremy Wilson

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Passive "Aggressive" [Aug. 26th, 2008|10:47 am]
Jeremy Wilson

Sorry for the lack of "updates", it's been a "busy" 15 weeks. This "comment" is mostly unrelated to the "photo."

From: fortysevenbteg
2008-08-26 03:37 pm (UTC)
I have "no idea" where they pick up using quotes like that. Jesus that drives me nuts. :D
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[User Picture]From: monkey_chakra
2008-08-26 03:47 pm (UTC)
If you "liked" that, you'll "love" this:

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From: fortysevenbteg
2008-08-26 04:31 pm (UTC)

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.
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[User Picture]From: mccaucasianghst
2008-08-27 01:08 am (UTC)
this site is amazing

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[User Picture]From: polomex
2008-08-27 05:48 am (UTC)
I have to laugh, otherwise I'd cry.
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[User Picture]From: lionsphil
2008-08-26 03:48 pm (UTC)
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.)
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From: fortysevenbteg
2008-08-26 04:32 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Once I start treating the "quoted" material as "italicized" it vaguely starts to make sense. Relatively speaking, at least.
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[User Picture]From: ewx
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.
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