Category Archives: Punctuation

Flagrant abuse of quotation marks

Our local newspaper regularly commits crimes against the English language, and can only loosely be called journalism, but it does provide a lot of amusement. Someone there really, really loves quotation marks, or inverted commas, call them what you like. They appear randomly around groups of words that are clearly not quotes, or titles or irony. An article from this week’s edition is provided here for your entertainment.

Source: Huon News, 29 February 2012