Saturday, December 22, 2012

The use of quotation marks

The kid has been reading the Grimm Sister series of books lately. She loves them. I haven't read them yet but I've heard quite a bit about it. Not with any context mind you. That would be crazy!

She started telling me about the Queen of Hearts and how she is the "mayor" of the town. Yes, she made the air quote gesture with her hands.

I asked her if that meant she wasn't actually the mayor. According to the kid she is the actual mayor but since she is a bad mayor you make the little quotes.

I asked if that would be like saying Rob Ford is the "mayor" of Toronto? She looked at me like I had three heads. And I remembered that we don't live in Toronto so it's all good - for us. :D

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