This post was written on 09 Jun 2012 and is filed under Uncategorized.

How NOT to Use Quotation Marks

The quotation marks in this 1974 Weight Watchers recipe card were intended to make the dish sound whimsical… I guess.

Instead they give this wretched dish’s name an air of disdain and incredulity. (Or should I have said “retchèd dish”?)

I imagine some hipster making air quotes with his fingers as he says the name out loud.


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See the full set of this awesome collection of disgusting diet foods on the Candy Boots website. I pity the copywriter who had to come up with names for these foods. But whoever was given the task had a ball with it. Mackerelly anyone?



  1. Aaron Jacob Jones
    June 9, 2012

    This is one of my favourite things to laugh at. If you liked this, you will LOVE this:

    • B. Ligerent
      June 10, 2012

      That site is hilarious. Love it.