Tag: scare quotes

  • Improve Your Writing by Avoiding “Scare Quotes”

    Improve Your Writing by Avoiding “Scare Quotes”

    The other day I saw a sign in a shop window: “Farm Fresh” “Chicken” $2.50/lb. That didn’t inspire much confidence in me! Was the chicken really farm fresh? Was it even chicken, or was it some other mysterious substance? I decided to pick up some pork chops for dinner instead, and I started thinking about…