Things That I Hate

“Play With Her!”

I’m at a party listening to my iPod when I’m interrupted with, “Honey, can you play with my niece? She is very shy.” I’m thirteen! I don’t “play” and I don’t want to “play” with some seven year old I’ve never met!

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  1. I’m 21 and I “play” with my friend all the time. We even build lego armies and crash them into each other. You are not grown up yet. Just have fun.

    • by heh
    • 8 December 2010, 6:42 PM
  2. Why don’t you “play”? Are you too old to have fun?

    • by Co-hater
    • 8 December 2010, 9:42 PM
  3. Why is everyone putting the word “play” in quotations? It makes it sound like you’re using it as a euphemism. I think that’s what you want to avoid.

    • by Bronzelike
    • 9 December 2010, 4:47 PM
  4. Maybe they’re emphasis quotes.

    • by Jonathan
    • 9 December 2010, 4:49 PM
  5. If you’re too grown up to play on your own, then you’re old enough to understand that the responsibility for keeping your niece entertained has been delegated to you. Manhood is all about doing stuff you don’t want to do without bitching about it.

    • by Andrew
    • 10 December 2010, 8:40 AM
  6. There’s no such thing as emphasis quotes.

    • by Bronzelike
    • 13 December 2010, 1:44 PM
  7. There most certainly are emphasis quotes. It’s when someone uses quotation marks in lieu of italics, bold or an underline. Quotation marks are not correct to use for emphasis, but many people do use them, and the term “emphasis quotes” has been created to refer to that misuse.

    • by Jonathan
    • 14 December 2010, 7:26 AM
  8. I acknowledge that many people use quotes for emphasis. I deny that there is any such thing as emphasis quotes. A misuse of punctuation does not justify a redefinition of it.

    • by Bronzelike
    • 14 December 2010, 9:23 AM
  9. The term “emphasis quotes” is the appropriate term to describe the phenomenon of the misuse of quotation marks for emphasis. If you deny that, then you’re just ignorant.

    • by Jonathan
    • 14 December 2010, 10:52 AM
  10. If you think attaching a label to a deliberate mistake somehow legitimizes it, you are the one who is ignorant. You’re also an ass for making this personal.

    • by Bronzelike
    • 16 December 2010, 3:13 PM

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