1942: “Memorable Quotes”

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1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Qaanol » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:13 am UTC

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Mouseover: “"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe”

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Most xkcd comics have all text majuscule, but there is a lowercase letter in this one!

Also, I’m probably going to use a few of these quotes sometime.
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Brilliand » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 am UTC

"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote.
—Randall Munroe

"Wait, what if these quote marks are inside out, so everything in the rest of the document is the quotation and this part isn't? Duuuuude."
—Randall Munroe

This quotation mark added for OCD: "
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby rhomboidal » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:49 am UTC

I'm pretty sure Mark Twain already said all of these.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby da Doctah » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 am UTC

"Every quote on the internet will be erroneously attributed to Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker or George Carlin."
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby orthogon » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:32 am UTC

da Doctah wrote:"Every quote on the internet will be erroneously attributed to Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker or George Carlin."
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That was definitely Mark Twain.
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby cellocgw » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:03 pm UTC

Qaanol wrote:
Mouseover: “"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe”


You screwed up the various quotemarks there. Should be " ' "since.... - Randall Mundroe ' " :P
It didn't help that your editor jumped into matching curlies, but I don't think using double-quotes on osculating levels of quote is legal.
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby richP » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:57 pm UTC

"many quotes on the Internet are mis-attributed" -- Abraham Lincoln

Also, the quote with the editors note is missing a (sic) at the end.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby jozwa » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:19 pm UTC

The first thing I checked is if there are any injection attacks in those quotes.

Anyway, I'm just wondering which one of those would be the best to abuse since we now have explicit permission to quote Randall to endorse just about anything.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby rmsgrey » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:25 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Qaanol wrote:
Mouseover: “"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe”


You screwed up the various quotemarks there. Should be " ' "since.... - Randall Mundroe ' " :P
It didn't help that your editor jumped into matching curlies, but I don't think using double-quotes on osculating levels of quote is legal.


I think the curlies is what legitimises it - while it's convention to alternate single and double quotes for successive layers of quotation, it's only so to reduce ambiguity, which introducing a third type of quotation mark also achieves.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby somitomi » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:34 pm UTC

"Wow, who said that, Thomas Jefferson? Or was it Barbie?"

And of course who could forget the classic:
Alber Einstein wrote:The problem with internet quotes is that it's hard to tell if they're legit.

rmsgrey wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
Qaanol wrote:
Mouseover: “"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe”


You screwed up the various quotemarks there. Should be " ' "since.... - Randall Mundroe ' " :P
It didn't help that your editor jumped into matching curlies, but I don't think using double-quotes on osculating levels of quote is legal.


I think the curlies is what legitimises it - while it's convention to alternate single and double quotes for successive layers of quotation, it's only so to reduce ambiguity, which introducing a third type of quotation mark also achieves.

How about coloured quotation marks, like Excel does with parentheses?
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby orthogon » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:40 pm UTC

rmsgrey wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
Qaanol wrote:
Mouseover: “"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe”


You screwed up the various quotemarks there. Should be " ' "since.... - Randall Mundroe ' " :P
It didn't help that your editor jumped into matching curlies, but I don't think using double-quotes on osculating levels of quote is legal.


I think the curlies is what legitimises it - while it's convention to alternate single and double quotes for successive layers of quotation, it's only so to reduce ambiguity, which introducing a third type of quotation mark also achieves.

It disambiguates only in conjunction with normal nesting rules, though. Once unmatched quotes are allowed, all bets are off. There's no way of knowing which level of quotes is being closed; in fact the whole concept of levels of quotes becomes meaningless. OTOH, using different typographical characters, with curliness, neutralises the effect of mismatching within the quote, since the outermost quotes act as a kind of quarantine for whatever madness lies within. Hence Qaanol's use of double curlies defeats Randall's attempt to swallow the rest of the work into his quote.

ETA: Also, osculating? It turns out to be cromulent (for which I thank you), but I'm not sure it's applicable here...
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Pied typer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:32 pm UTC

This was, like, two minutes' effort on Canva. Why was I the first to make this?

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Edit: hang on, I just looked up a "script font" and that's not it. Here's another one:

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Reka » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:39 pm UTC

Pied typer wrote:This was, like, two minutes' effort on Canva. Why was I the first to make this?

That's not a script font.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Pied typer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:53 pm UTC

Reka wrote:
Pied typer wrote:This was, like, two minutes' effort on Canva. Why was I the first to make this?

That's not a script font.

Yeah, I noticed about as soon as I posted it. :oops:
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby joel_anderson » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:36 pm UTC

This quote only looks profound
when it's a script font
over a sunset

https://i.imgur.com/aNJ60t4.jpg - picture of the above quote in a script font over a sunset, looking profound

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Rombobjörn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:31 pm UTC

The XKCD store should sell posters with the sunset quote. :-)

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby hetas » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 pm UTC

Brilliand wrote:This quotation mark added for OCD: "
—Brilliand

There's lots of unmatched quotation marks on this forum. Now there's one before your name.

Edit: It's not actually unmatched because of the ocd mark.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby solune » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:34 pm UTC

hetas wrote:
Brilliand wrote:This quotation mark added for OCD: "
—Brilliand

There's lots of unmatched quotation marks on this forum. Now there's one before your name.

Edit: It's not actually unmatched because of the ocd mark.


So every time I write a comment that is worth quoting I should end it with a quote mark ? ”

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Keyman » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:00 pm UTC

solune wrote:
hetas wrote:
Brilliand wrote:This quotation mark added for OCD: "
—Brilliand

There's lots of unmatched quotation marks on this forum. Now there's one before your name.

Edit: It's not actually unmatched because of the ocd mark.


So every time I write a comment that is worth quoting I should end it with a quote mark ? ”

That seems to work.

But the hard part is getting to the 'worth quoting' benchmark.
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Mikeski » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:36 pm UTC

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby cellocgw » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:20 pm UTC

joel_anderson wrote:This quote only looks profound
when it's a script font
over a sunset

https://i.imgur.com/aNJ60t4.jpg - picture of the above quote in a script font over a sunset, looking profound


7-5-5 ? Needs to be fixed...

This quote only looks
profound when it's a script font
over a sunset
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby mathmannix » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53 pm UTC

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby orthogon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:00 pm UTC

Thing is, it probably is more profound than anything you'd normally see written in a script font over a sunset.
xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby cellocgw » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:30 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:Thing is, it probably is more profound than anything you'd normally see written in a script font over a sunset.


That reminds me,

Are "profound" and "confound" opposites? Why or why not? Justify your position. Answer must not include any quote marks or sunsets.
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:42 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Are "profound" and "confound" opposites?
Yes.

Why or why not?
Profound is for those that deliberately set out to colonise a new land and get rich. Confound is for those that were Transported to Australia for trying to be less poor.

Justify your position.

I am here, in the middle.


Answer must not include any quote marks or sunsets.

How do you feel about inverted commas and sunrises?

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby da Doctah » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:00 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Are "profound" and "confound" opposites? Why or why not? Justify your position. Answer must not include any quote marks or sunsets.


Sure they're opposites. Just like constitution and prostitution.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Pfhorrest » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:08 pm UTC

Or "congress" and "progress".
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby CorruptUser » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:44 pm UTC

I'm tempted to write something horrific and have the quote about how it's actually Randall's work.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby optikfluffel » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 pm UTC

My version, made before I found this forum and saw that you lovely people already did it: https://i.imgur.com/316ZJFX.jpg

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby edo » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:54 am UTC

So I had to decide where to post this, but as an OTTer, it really wasn't a choice, right?

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:44 am UTC

I don't have time to check for every one, but the Mark Twain one is already on Randall's Goodreads quotes page. I expect the rest to follow, if they aren't there already.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Xkcd#1101-1200 doesn't actually include any of the quotes, just the introduction.
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby somitomi » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:27 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:I'm tempted to write something horrific and have the quote about how it's actually Randall's work.

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:14 pm UTC

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Reka » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:33 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:Dalmatian Cooking
Atlas Shrugged 2: The Sequel
Modern Eugenics.

Yup it's a haiku.

To be truly horrific, the first line needs to be Cooking Dalmatians. Otherwise, it's just an ethnic cookery book. (Even my revised version could just be about culinarily-talented dogs...)

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby ucim » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:55 pm UTC

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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:52 am UTC

Your cute little pup,
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Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Postby Brilliand » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:59 pm UTC

hetas wrote:
Brilliand wrote:This quotation mark added for OCD: "
—Brilliand

There's lots of unmatched quotation marks on this forum. Now there's one before your name.

Edit: It's not actually unmatched because of the ocd mark.


There's an even number of quotation marks in my post. Count them. :)


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