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curly quotes vs. "ugly quotes"
My silly mind | January 13, 2010 | Silly

Posted on 01/12/2010 11:36:46 PM PST by Silly

HEY! You're driving me CRAZE!

I HATE those "ugly quote marks", when it’s just as easy to use “curly quotes.”

And please, when quote marks occur at the end of a sentence, remember to place the ending period inside the “curly quotes.”

IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?! YOU ARE DRIVING ME CRAZE!


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: craze
Now do likewise!

lol kthxbai

1 posted on 01/12/2010 11:36:46 PM PST by Silly
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To: Silly

i hate ugly quotes lol kthxbai

i hate ugly quotes lol kthxbai

i hate ugly quotes lol kthxbai

i hate ugly quotes lol kthxbai

i hate ugly quotes lol kthxbai


2 posted on 01/12/2010 11:38:49 PM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly

I don’t have curly quotes on my keyboard.
Where can I get a Klingon keyboard?


3 posted on 01/12/2010 11:41:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Silly

CRAZE? Over punctuation?

Misspellings drive me crazy much more than punctuation.


4 posted on 01/12/2010 11:43:02 PM PST by AQuietThinkingMan ((jus' tryin' to get by))
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To: Silly

Plastic pie, plastic pie,
Shot a spastic in the eye.
Jesus heal’d that spastic’s eye!
Pretty, pretty plastic pie!

(Repeat until spank’d.)


5 posted on 01/12/2010 11:43:10 PM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Lancey Howard

Frank, klingonkeyboard.com is available! Just $10.69*


6 posted on 01/12/2010 11:45:14 PM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: AQuietThinkingMan

WELL THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG! LOLKTHXBAI


7 posted on 01/12/2010 11:46:44 PM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: Silly
Stan as you can see, the Klingon keyboard has no curly quotes, either.


8 posted on 01/12/2010 11:51:24 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Silly

(giggle!) HELL FUNNY!!!


9 posted on 01/12/2010 11:54:43 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Silly

Curly quotes are for commies.


10 posted on 01/12/2010 11:55:18 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Raise the fanged and warlike mistress, stern, impassive, weaponed mistress...)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Ugly quotes are for mommies.


11 posted on 01/12/2010 11:57:22 PM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

me so funny lol


12 posted on 01/12/2010 11:57:45 PM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: Lancey Howard

There goes that silly Haley’s comet
It makes me sick I want to vomit!


13 posted on 01/12/2010 11:59:11 PM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: Silly
The value menu at Sonic Drive In has a Jr. Chili-Cheese Wrap and a small order of tater tots for about two bucks.

I am so stoked!

14 posted on 01/12/2010 11:59:46 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Lancey Howard



.....and not a curly quote in sight.

15 posted on 01/13/2010 12:01:01 AM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Silly

"I try to think, but nothing happens!" -- Curly

16 posted on 01/13/2010 12:02:40 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Allegra

Well isn’t that just the cat’s b.o.!


17 posted on 01/13/2010 12:09:02 AM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: shibumi

Oh, aren’t YOU the clever one! Please don’t mind me — why do you go play on your grahnd piahno!


18 posted on 01/13/2010 12:10:07 AM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: Silly

It’s an ‘oop.


19 posted on 01/13/2010 12:11:53 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Raise the fanged and warlike mistress, stern, impassive, weaponed mistress...)
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To: Silly

Curly quotes are sissy quotes. They are for limp-wristed typists and left coast computer programmers. You’re not one of those, are you?


20 posted on 01/13/2010 12:12:32 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: Rocky; Silly
Curly quotes are sissy quotes. They are for limp-wristed typists and left coast computer programmers. You’re not one of those, are you?

Lemme see your quote marks.

C'mon...let's see 'em.

21 posted on 01/13/2010 12:13:40 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Rocky

How bad do you want to know?


22 posted on 01/13/2010 12:13:43 AM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: LongElegantLegs

No, it’s an ’oop. There’s a difference.


23 posted on 01/13/2010 12:15:03 AM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: Silly

Have you been drinking?


24 posted on 01/13/2010 12:18:51 AM PST by Redcloak (Error 404: Tagline not found.)
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To: Silly
Mrs. Dobbins! Is that really you? Gosh, haven't seen you since 12th grade English class! Frankly I thought you had probably passed on by now. You know your tirades about placing punctuation marks made most of us think you were going to stroke out.
25 posted on 01/13/2010 12:22:57 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: Silly; shibumi

Okay, speaking of curly and the alphabet....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Y6UKMp8Qw


26 posted on 01/13/2010 12:24:33 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Redcloak

Only Merlot. 1.5 L.


27 posted on 01/13/2010 12:28:44 AM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: jwparkerjr

They never taught this sheet in 12th grade and you know it.


28 posted on 01/13/2010 12:29:23 AM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: Allegra

Check out my tag line.


29 posted on 01/13/2010 12:30:57 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: Silly

With a messed up tagline like yours, you have no room to tell other, more sober Freepers, how to punctuate.


30 posted on 01/13/2010 12:36:16 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Razzbanyah Yatchee Benefucchi Ah Timimah Coronji.


31 posted on 01/13/2010 12:39:21 AM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Rocky

Let’s see if this tagline tests a little better...


32 posted on 01/13/2010 12:40:17 AM PST by Silly (“Okay, I’m getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!”)
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To: Silly

Nope, still screwed up.


33 posted on 01/13/2010 12:41:04 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly
And please, when quote marks occur at the end of a sentence, remember to place the ending period inside the “curly quotes.”

NO!

The only time I will put quotation marks outside the period is when there is an actual quotation that is part of the sentence. When quotation marks are used to offset or highlight parenthetical information, they go inside the period.

So there!

34 posted on 01/13/2010 12:42:19 AM PST by Ronin
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To: Ronin

So where? I looked and didn’t see anything!


35 posted on 01/13/2010 12:43:11 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly

I don’t have curly quotes. Only “these”. Note period outside the quote marks. :P


36 posted on 01/13/2010 12:47:46 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Silly

I think what he meant to say was:

See “here”!

Actually, I was also taught to put the period, question mark, or exclamation point inside the quotes. But it has always bothered me to write something like this:

Did you hear him state, “I’m Bob?”

But then, maybe it’s just me.


37 posted on 01/13/2010 12:52:07 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: Silly
re: They never taught this sheet in 12th grade and you know it

Believe it or not Mrs. Dobbins was a real person. She taught English in Grand Bay, AL, in the late 50’s. Seems I recall a really heated discussion one day about where to put the period in sentence ending in quotes.

Putting the period inside the close quote has always seemed odd to me. When you are quoting the close quote signals the end of the quote. The period, OTOH, signals the end of the entire sentence, of which the quote is a portion.

38 posted on 01/13/2010 1:03:22 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: Silly

I was raised by wolves...and my pack never gnawed the bones of curly quotes, italics, other dang prettifying charms you make. Is it true you make your own curly quotes by bending ugly quotes with your bear hands? How am I to use the knuckles I walk on to warp quotes just to see your face light up...well I ain’t sayin’ I noze how what with the pack never staying in one cave more than one night at a time...never giving us barbarians time to develop opposable thumbs......I thought I was doin’ good just walking upright on my hind legs......


39 posted on 01/13/2010 1:11:32 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: Silly

Oh hey I think I see me some grammar goodness in your first line....eyes like an eagle have I “HEY! You’re driving me CRAZE!”
See anything worth killin’ for in that line?


40 posted on 01/13/2010 1:12:49 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: Silly

YOU’RE BEING SILLY!!!!!!

oh,,,,wait (that’s curly dots there Silly)


41 posted on 01/13/2010 1:44:16 AM PST by Shimmer1 (Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.It's already tomorrow in Australia.Charles Schulz)
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To: Silly
http://usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes/punctuation-alt-codes.php
42 posted on 01/13/2010 2:33:08 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Silly

43 posted on 01/13/2010 3:13:08 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: Allegra

Sonic Rocks!

They had cammo big drink cups for the ‘90/91 Iraqi Freedom War...I still have 2 up on the shelf from the 20 or so I collected.


44 posted on 01/13/2010 4:52:43 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Silly

People who are too lazy to push down the shift key drive me “craze”.


45 posted on 01/13/2010 4:54:17 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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