March 09, 2009

The Cringe Effect

When a person is out the front of an audience, and they make the sign of inverted commas, and say Quote/Unquote, then I cringe.

I don't know why, it just is abhorent to me, although, to the the person who does it, it must seem personally inoccuous (if that is the correct spelling?)

I was reminded of this last night when George Negus said the words - quote/unquote, without making the sign with his fingers.

This is probably the only expression, that I remember, that has this cringe effect on me.

Until Next time.


Blogger speedygeoff said...

"Can I quote you"?

10:18 am, March 10, 2009  

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