Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A New "Blog" to "Check Out"

The Tribune's Nathan Bierma "interviews" the author of The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. I'll have to add it to my blogroll because I think unnecessary quotes are hilarious. Here's my favorite -- it was painted on the window of a nightclub (I wish I had taken a picture):
Wednesday - "Ladies" Night
I don't think it was a transgender place, but the quotes imply that cross-dressers are welcome.

Here's another fun blog that I found in the above blog's links: Literally, A Web Log. My favorite personal example, which I've shared elsewhere, is from a former co-worker. I overheard her tell a friend on the phone, "Omigod, when I heard that, I literally died!"

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

It's to the point where even correct usage will make me groan:

"This is literally a textbook example" [citation to a textbook]

"This discovery literally adds a new dimension to the data"
[plot with three axes instead of two]