Language can be hard thing to tackle. It’s way too formal sometimes, there are a lot of rules, and let’s face it, most of us spend more time composing tweets than research papers.

So when we do something wrong (on purpose or by happy accident) it’s important to be able to laugh about it…because the alternative is just too sad.

These 18 quotation mark misuses are here to make you giggle, if you’ll let them.

18. I bet someone put a call in to their agent.

I feel so sorry for that actor
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17. Truth in advertising?

That is unsettling
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16. I gotta tell you, that’s not very inspiring.

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15. Does that mean I have to “comply” with demands?

Sir this is the “Police”
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14. When you know you’re driving a kidnapper van but don’t make anyone feel better.

I don’t know if I want to visit this so-called “Church” of yours….. D:
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13. It’s quite a fun game to try.

12. Just the way you want to be remembered forever.

A “loving tribute”
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11. That church is old school.

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10. But please, carry your wallet and kid on your person at all times.

Should I doubt the safety of my holidays?
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9. That’s not the way to get people to touch anything.

I’d rather not touch the ‘rock’, thanks
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8. Nothing about this okay. At all.

Oh no Timmy….
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7. And please, have your Epi-pen ready.

This is what I think of your so-called allergy
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6. Yeah, that’s not at all okay.

You might want to clarify your acronym a bit
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5. It’s too small to contain a horse head, I guess.

I don’t think I’ve ever been more intimidated by a piece of mail
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4. SO reassuring.

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3. Does that mean what I think it does, or…?

Starbucks is offering everything these days
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2. This is so ironically funny and awful.

Husband was given this notepad at his new job. Most discouraging use of quotation marks.
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1. None of that is happening, including your re-election, I’m afraid.

Receiving unsolicited mail from sarcastic politicians
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I know I’m guilty of this once in a while, but by far the best ones are the on-purpose “mistakes!” Ha!

Which post is your favorite? How do you like to deploy your air quotes?

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