Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mind...blown. In a bad way.

Below is an actual screencap of a comment I came across on a news website. Oh how I wish a "report abuse of the English language" button really existed--but no, I added that in. For purposes of fantasy. Kind of like how little girls play house because they can't procreate.
Alas, alas, dear English,
You are being persistently hacked to bits by "people" who "use" quotation marks "too much". Especially for emphasis, which is apparently a million times more emphatic when it is indicated with a punctuation mark designed for another purpose.
There are many other problems with poor Gramster48's grammar, but the slovenly slinging about of quotation marks is what really shines.