Employee Must “Wash Hands” Posted on September 5, 2006 by grahams Employee Must "Wash Hands" Originally uploaded by seangraham. This is a pretty sketchy sign, doesn’t really make you want to “eat” at this “establishment”.
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I noticed that a lot more out here in Rochester, the using quotes for emphasis rather than for quotes.
I usually read them as scare quotes too.
Interstingly the wikipedia definition of scare quotes also mentions emphasis, so… maybe we are wrong?
Never heard the term “scare quotes” before…
We are not wrong. Wikipedia isn’t exactly a reliable resource, as great as it is… Merriam Webster disagrees:
the deli by me has a sign:
“No” Pets Allowed.
And the brothers who work there go to Columbia… so maybe it is emphasis. especially since a lot of dumb girls carry their dogs in with them.
signs with quotes annoy me to no effin’ end…. I actually “hate” them – with “bunny rabbit ears”
I’d ask them if customers must “pay bill”, of if they can just put the money toward their medical expenses.
The singular usage also bothers me. If you are the only employee, do you really need a sign for yourself? Or can you just say to yourself “Hey, I should wash my hands before I touch food!”
Oh, trust me, that bothered me too, but I didn’t want to look like too much of a pedant… :)
It’s okay to just “wash” them if you only “peed”. It’s not like you “peed all over your hands”.
“People” who use quotations for emphasis should be beaten until they recant their ways.
this is a very boring site where are the sanitation signs the only thing you do is wash hands