When used properly, quotation marks can be a very useful (and necessary) tool in writing. When abused, though, they make even the most innocent sentences worthy of some serious suspicion. You see, quotation marks have a very special place in a sentence and when they’re misplaced, they can be hilarious or horrendous. These signs have given me some major trust issues.
If only everyone were this honest.
Their racial profiling abilities are unparalleled.
Gender is so just so fluid nowadays.
We “abide” by health standards.
This is how people die.
I’m suddenly a vegetarian.
This just speaks for itself.
Definitely not a drug front.
He’s the one who totally won’t inject your breasts with cement. Totally not that one.
They won’t judge you if you’re actually just fat.
Has it been sitting out for two days? Yes. Is there mold on it? No.
Looks like I’m in that particularly sleazy part of the neighborhood again.
Sounds like something that therapy could fix.
“Totally not death” awaits you there.
Objects in quotation marks. For, you know, reasons.
Technically it’s upstairs if there’s a basement, right?
Literally no one is surprised that these are found on a white van.
Hanging quotation marks are a special kind of torture.
Well… I mean… I guess you’re right…
This is America. When writing, learn how to punctuate your own language.
You can’t even tell me that Walter White isn’t operating out of this place.
After a week, food safety laws require them to add a second set of quotations.
Hint hint, wink wink.
I like the forwardness, but maybe buy me a drink first?
I’m gonna be angry if it’s any of that vegetarian crap.
…Actually, this one is pretty on-point.
Your idea of value and mine are completely different, peasant.
The hard truth about customer service.
Ah, so we’re at one of THOSE Chinese restaurants.
Good luck trying to win a shootout against a zombie cop.
It appears to be doing a striptease as it comes out of the faucet.
Totally not breathing on the back of your neck and whispering in tongues.
Pay only with your eternal soul.
As you can see, the misuse of quotation marks can produce quite the laugh….and plenty of eyebrow raises! Share with your friends so they can have a laugh, too!