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> >Because It Makes Their Words Much More Important And Powerful Than They
> >Otherwise Would Be. After A While, Even This Is Not Enough AND THEY START
> >SHOUTING. Eventually they start to spray-paint graffiti.
> How true. And on a slightly irrelevant tack (let's assume none of us do
> how about the gradual shift in popular usage of quotations to mean emphasis,
> as in this famous example:
> 100% "real" beef hamburgers
oh, roar! i HATE that one. It's so common.
A local bar: The "City" Tavern
A doorsign: "Restrooms" only for customers
Every time I see these, I wonder about the level of education of the writer.