Here’s one for those of you who “dislike” when misguided “writers” apply quotation marks with wild abandon: Mark DiCristina’s “Blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks (misinterpreting bad punctuation since 2005, but sadly no longer active as of 2016).
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shake your head at the many, many instances of randomly distributed and misused quotation marks, many sent in by loyal readers. I note that liberally applying quotation marks seems to go hand-in-hand with Random Capitalization.
Possibly the most extreme example I’ve ever seen is this gem:
“Parents”: You are Responsible For your “Childrens” (SAFETY). Do not let them Run “Free” or “Leave” them “Unattended” “In Shopping Carts” While Shopping.
Thanks to Ann Wylie‘s Writing Tips newsletter for leading me to the site!