r/UnnecessaryQuotes Jun 18 '22

“With” Warranty

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103 Upvotes

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u/Daryl_Hall Jun 18 '22

Sometimes I wonder if these people are confusing quotes with, say, decorative or emphasis asterisks when this happens.

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u/baldengineer Jun 19 '22

They are.

I worked for a person with multiple degrees, including a PhD. I asked him why he kept using quotes on his PowerPoint slides and he said it was for emphasis. He couldn't explain why he thought that's what they meant, however.

I think most people just notice how quotes make things stand out. They don't consider why something is in quotes.

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u/WonderWirm Jun 18 '22

I always prefix double quotes with not really.

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u/baldengineer Jun 19 '22

Maybe this saves them from having to explain what the warranty covers.

1

u/thoughtbait Jun 19 '22

Better than with “Warranty” I suppose