A couple of months ago, my wife and I noticed some signs in the little cafe in our office building. They each said some variant of this:
We now serve "Oatmeal" for "Breakfast."
We of course thought this was hilarious. What is it that these people are serving and calling "Oatmeal?" Was "Breakfast" some sort of euphemism? Why couldn't all the signs get their stories straight? With the signs saying different things, how would we know that, when we asked for oatmeal, we would actually be receiving oatmeal versus receiving "Oatmeal?"
I thought my wife and I were just weird, until I came across this site today. It refers to itself as the "Blog" of "Unnecessary Quotes," and it cracks me up. People take pictures of misused and abused quotation marks on signs, and they send them in to the webmaster of this site, who displays them.
If you have a few minutes, go and check it out. It pretty much made my day, which I acknowledge is both sad and pathetic.
2 hours ago