(Closed) Why “Only Wedding” is quoted?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

haha, is this in typed correspondence, or is it like… the air quote with your hands when speaking? 

Text – I would just explain to her that “” is usually interpreted as a direct quote someone else said that you don’t believe, and that if she’s just meaning to emphasize that this WILL be your only wedding on her dime, perhaps capitalization would get her point across better.

air quotes – these things kill me because people do it all the time inappropriately.  Just tell her it’s a thing that’s again usually used when mocking something, and you’re very serious that this will be your only wedding, not your “only” wedding.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

uh, what? I would be confused too! 

I would probably ask about it, jokingly, such as “wait, are you assuming this won’t be the only one? hahahah” and see how they respond. 

In terms of pet peeves, my personal annoyance is that with every RSVP that comes in, my mom demands to know who they are. Um, the couple has my FI’s last name…pretty safe to assume they’re family!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am sure she is not trying to upset you- she may just not understand typing on a txt or computer

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

“I’m a college professor, I think I know how the kids use quotes”

No offense, but I hope she isn’t teach English cause she is definitely using quotations incorrectly.  

Direct her to the blog of unnecessary quotes:  http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/ or to this one: http://www.bunsnip.com/2008/02/egregious-misuse-of-quotation-marks.html which actually explains the use of quotations.

 

I would just keep insisting that she is being insulting until she stops, but that’s cause it would drive me batty!

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