Friday, March 19, 2021

Friday FAIL

Let's have some fun with quotation marks, When they are added unnecessarily, they are called scare quotes. Using them casts doubt on the truthfulness of the word in quotes.


Stay safe, everyone!

From Hermione's Heart


Roz said...

Great fails Hermione. Punctuation makes all the difference. Hope you have a "great" weekend:)


kdpierre said...

Good topic and great examples!

I am guilty of using single quotes at times but for more nuanced reasons than just to cast doubt. The best example is when I use "real" in terms of 'real' spanking. If I just wrote: real spanking, there could be a question of whether I meant that the spanking occurred or whether the motive for it was playfully contrived or genuinely punitive in the way of a traditional childhood punishment. When I say 'real' with single quotes I am trying to say that "yes, while a play spanking is still real in the sense that it happened, hurt, and was significant, the 'real' I'm using is the one that says the reason for it was serious and not playful." It's a code of sorts.....albeit a rather personal and niched one.


Don't let Erica Scott see these she will have a fit :)


Minielle Labraun said...

Definitely makes the intent of the writing “clearer!” Lol

Anonymous said...

LOL - These were great, Hermione!
I hope you have a happy weekend.


Fondles said...

These were all great examples of "bad" quotation marks LOL. I did not know they were called scare quotes, so thanks for that.