Monday, January 22, 2007

Wishing YOU a Merry Monday

Why does it vex me when people underline words preprinted in greeting cards? It's one of my biggest pet peeves. Did the American Greetings corporation not state your wishes with enough vim? Do you want to emphasize a particular aspect of the Hallmark greeting to really make it your own? Have you ever had anyone use quotation marks in this manner? This is my favorite:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I wanted to say
Happy birthday to you!
"Love you!"
Now, you must know by now that they have underlined happy birthday once and you twice, but they had to quote/unquote their own "love you" message I suppose to indicate their voice?
Gosh, I'm snarky. You'd think I could just accept a card and move on.

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