15 Times People Used Quotation Marks Wrong
Grammar can get confusing sometimes, even for native English speakers. Some people still don't understand how you're not supposed to use quotation marks!
Win “the new” iPod shuffle
Occasionally, quotation marks are used for emphasis—but this usage is often confusing, like in the above example. Full disclosure: we thought iPods were a moot point since the iPhone arrived on the scene. Here are funny spelling mistakes you won’t believe were actually printed.
“Do not” put brown hand towels in the toilet, they will not flush
Is this a suggestion? Because plumbing problems are no joke, sir.
Please place your empty glasses “here”
Is this a trick or a test? Just tell me where my glass goes. Don’t miss these things you’ve been saying wrong the whole time.
The only one price dealer in Los Angeles; “No hassle”; Ultimate transparency
The use of quotation marks in this car dealership advertisement is anything but transparent.
Good luck with “learning to drive”
This is in the foreword of a driving theory book.
“We have” turkey bacon
But do you really? These are the grammar myths your English teacher lied to you about.
Philly’s all new cold hoagies: “real” ham, turkey, and roast beef
Sounds appetizing, but we’ll pass.
Men working above, “dangerous”
Is it a life-or-death job or just your average nine-to-five?
Please “do not” use staples for posting
Please, don’t use quotation marks for emphasis. Here are hilarious newspaper typos you won’t believer were printed.
Please “pay” for these products at the counter
Again, these quotes make us think paying is just a suggestion.
Treat your “family” to something “fresh baked!”
This sentence sounds like an April fool’s joke. For example, instead of creme between sandwich cookies, there’s toothpaste.
Close the door completely. We have “milk” and “dish washing liquid” stolen every “fortnight.”
Next, check out these funny signs that don’t know how to “use” quotation marks.