I’ve never been one of those people easily annoyed by grammatical errors, because normally I am the one making them. And I only make fun of other people (see post). unnecessaryquotes.com is exactly what it sounds like, and it’s completely amusing.
The blog is essentially a forum to show people unintentionally mocking themselves. It’s as if the offenders think a quotation mark is some kind of decorative glyph instead of you know, commonly used punctuation.
Although, I would agree wholeheartedly with this one, mistake or not, it’s completely true (sorry Dad).
If you have any friends that are Grammar Nazis I suggest sending them this site, however they probably won’t find it funny. In fact, I’d wager to say they’ll call you up in a frothy rage and start ranting about the decline of the English language and those damn teenagers, then hang up so they can make dinner by 3pm.
While the pictures are funny, it’s really the commentary that makes the site worth visiting.
So simple, so funny and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something similar myself, which only makes me want to go out and catch some unnecessary quotes in the wild myself. Oh I’m sorry, “catch” some unnecessary quotes in the wild.
P.S. I wonder if there is a French blog out there mocking the rampant misuse the guillemet (»), or as I like to call it a Double Freedom Arrow.
Thanks unneccesaryquotes.com! And thanks Jesse for the submit, it’s good to know there’s a “site” for that!