Why I put ‘quotes’ around words



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#1 The Guy From Guernsey on 01.03.21 at 6:26 pm

This is going to trigger a couple of your loyal readers/posters.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 01.03.21 at 8:59 pm

To me, quotes look and are like droplets, because:

“The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
‘T is mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown:
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
That, in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
To mitigate the justice of thy plea;
Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
Must needs give sentence ‘gainst the merchant there.”

#3 "Woodstock" on 01.03.21 at 9:00 pm

“What?”

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.04.21 at 11:20 pm

“Fore score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”…

“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is … fear itself”….

“Ask now what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”…

“I just want to find 11,800 votes”….

#5 Pundit on 01.05.21 at 1:04 pm

OMG! Thanks for the reminder. Fits “urchin” Mike Z. to a ‘tee’.