You know you do it… someone is telling a story or talking away, and they flip the "air quotes." Yes, just like us, you snicker, too. Only a certain, privileged few can get away with using air quotes, and it ain’t us! What on earth is more funny than air quotes? Mis-used quotes. Yes, when those smart sign-making people allow quotes around things like "quality service" and "we care," we laugh.
A tip of the DIFF hat goes today to The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotes.
And, of course, because there are quite a few of us on The DIFF Team that really get geeky about how we all use our words, we’ve been sharing posts from Apostrophe Abuse. If we’re not groaning from flashbacks to our grammar lessons, we usually get a good chuckle out of how some of those mis-placed apostrophes either seriously change the meaning, or just end up making no sense at all.
But, when all else fails and we still need a laugh, we still have those silly LOL catz.