Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You Too Can Prevent Random Quotation Marking

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Don’t let this happen to someone you love. Think of poor "Anber", who will always wonder whether or not she’ll be missed. Get educated about the proper use of quotation marks, so that, together, we can make cakes like these a thing of the past.

And for more fantastic quotation mark snafoos, check out the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. Good stuff.

Thanks to Carrie Z. for sending this in!
Elizabeth said...

I'm in *LOVE* with this blog. I'm linking to you!! So fun!!

Crumbs said...

In Spanish, quotes are used to underline words.
I live in Miami and it both cracks me up and drives me crazy.

Rob said...

My cousin sent me this blog today and I've gone through all of the old posts just because:
a) You are one funny girl
b) I love cake
and
c) I love people who make fun of people making cake.

Even though I'm supposed to be studying, I'm happy to diverge my time for this blog. Well done!

Emily said...

I just found your blog through reddit, and I love it, it's fantastic! I'm subscribing.

My favorite cake is the one with babies riding carrots.

Dr Zibbs said...

Great blog! Love it.

rptrcub said...

It is the most ignorant, redneck, uneducated thing in the world. And it drives me insane.

Mrs. Micah said...

I think it's people trying to put emphasis on the word. .....in a very very dumb, grammatically incorrect, and confusing way.

I'll remember what crumbs said and try to feel a bit more lenient to people who speak Spanish as a primary language. But that's not the case in many "" errors.

Anonymous said...

LOL your blog is amazing. the attention to detail and commentary on day to day items is great. props for making my day funnier.

Lindsey Duncan said...

I was a bundle of stress yesterday when someone linked to this blog. Needed the laughs SO badly -- thanks!

Supernetuser said...

Wow, Anber..., I'm amazed. That's ridiculous. I once applied as a cake decorator with no experience. I now know why I didn't get that job. I'm glad I didn't get it. Very relieved.

brittany marie said...

Oh, that's awesome!! Ha!

Laura said...

got one for you:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52702311@N00/113803423/

enoo said...

Ahah, this blog is wonderful!
Thank you for collecting all those images and stories and sharing them with us.
Now I know why I prefer cakes without decorations :)

Vicki said...

Great site !!! so amazingly funny. And even funnier the "2nd" time.

Rachael M. said...

Wow.

This is like, "the" best blog I've ever found.

EVER.

I am "doubled over" with laughter here.

I am "so linking" to you from my blog so that my friends can also enjoy the hilarity.

Debby said...

I just found your site today and my face hurts from laughing. This is the best and uour comments are perfect! Thanks!

cchiovitti said...

OMG - this is too funny! My mother is a professional cake decorator and I love flipping through her old books from the 60's and 70's, they are just too much!

mina said...

That is hilarious! Poor Anber though...

Anonymous said...

This is a great blog!

Here's another one for you. I'm a big Bon Jovi fan, but this creeps me out. Who wants the piece with the chest hair?

http://www.thecakestore.co.uk/acatalog/Jon_Bon_Jovi.html

Sarah

Anonymous said...

While it is funny to consider for English speakers, quotation marks are punctuation marks for emphasis (similar to underline/bold/itatlics).
Instead of the decorator being "ignorant, redneck, uneducated" or "very very dumb" perhaps the writers of these comments are a bit too judgemental and utterly uninformed (ignorant and uneducated, even).

Vintage Indie said...

OMG to funny!

Djanaba said...

You like the "quotation" "marks"? Then it's also time to head over to the the Red Pen Brigade!!!

TheCourteousChihuahua said...

The quotation marks are to let us know the real message is: Don't let the door hit you on the way out!!

e.marie said...

Just had to chime in that actual quotes in frosting can be amusing, too, such as when my boss left for another company a few months back. He'd worked with us for several years, and upon hearing he was leaving a woman in my building said--in complete seriousness, without any idea that it wasn't very flattering--"I'm so sorry to hear that...I was just beginning to like you!" What were we to do but put "So long, Bill! We were just beginning to like you," on a cake for his party? : )

Ronnica said...

Thanks for pointing this out...I HATE when people use the quotes like that!

omeomi said...

I have looked at everything, and every link, associated with this site. It is sooooo funny, and your descriptions only add to the hilarity. I can't even figure out which cake is my favorite. But about this particular cake, my thought is the person who took the cake order is not the same person that decorated the cake. The decorator couldn't read the writing on the order and couldn't decide whether the name was aMber or aNber, so decided to go with something in the middle.

CanCan said...

Oh man! This one made me "crack up"!

MISS u said...

OMG hilarious. I could not stop laughing.

T said...

Maybe... just maybe it was supposed to be ABNER...
I have yet to meet an Abner.

Christian said...

I'd just like to point out that snafoo is incorrect; SNAFU is an acronym for Situation Normal, All F'd Up.

Dani said...

Auuuughhh!! The random quotation marks are my pet peeve!

Also, awesome work on the blog. I've been reading for an hr straight now!

Haiku Joy said...

"Congratu"lations!
Lost your cap. Stuck bronze feather
in your cake instead.