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Bethany Keeley channels her frustration with misused quotation marks into a blog that’s (wait for it!) a “delight” to read.

The University of Georgia grad student began the “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks in 2005; since then, she has amassed hundreds of incriminating photos: A sign asking “LADIES” to flush the toilet comes off as catty. A “SUSHI” restaurant sounds fishy. And we’ll pass on that bag of “POTATO” chips, thanks. Several warning signs encase their most important word in quotation marks: “FIRE”? “DANGER”? Come on now, how “serious” could it be?

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