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    Escalator Nazi Police

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by RickLax.com, May 22, 2008.

    There’s a sign on the escalator that goes down to my drycleaners. It reads, “Hold handrails.” The thing is, the sign has quotes around it. Makes it seem like whoever made the sign was trying to say something like, “ ‘Hold handrails’ …or so the escalator Nazi police would have you believe.”

    Or did they have some other meaning in mind that I missed…?
     
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    how about the person who ordered the sign and approved of it just didn't have a clue what s/he was doing, or what " " mean when you use them?...
     
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    Such is the state of affairs in todays complacent society, and signwriting is a dying art. :(

    My grand-daddy was a signwriter, he taught me evrything he knew. I loved his workshop when I was little, and have such fond memories of skipping through piles of saw dust like they were autumn leaves, and of course the subsequent trips to the emergency room because I was choking on the minute wooden particles.... Good times...good times. :D

    *Based on a true story. :p
     
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    There's a whole site dedicated to missplaced quotation marks...http://www.juvalamu.com/qmarks/
     
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    That website is actually kind of funny, i was reading a bit off the first page.
     

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