My friend Matt says that when he gets up in the morning, the first thing he does is to reach his hands skyward, extend to first and second fingers on each hand, and produce two synchronized rapid curling motions with these fingers.
In so doing, everything else he does that day is “in quotes.”
Have you ever noticed how often quotations are used incorrectly, and don’t you “find” this totally “annoying?”
The main problem, of course, is that people “think” quotes are for “emphasis” … when they are really for the exact opposite. Something that you put in quotes (that is not a, well, an actual quote) is something that you don’t really believe. So, the following is correct:
Intelligent design is a “theory” about evolution. Well, not really.
An incorrect use of quotes would be as in the following hypothetical sign in front of a resturant:
Come on in and try our “delicious” “food”
So, well, go have some “fun” at “The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks“