Mr. Rewrite continues his quest to make The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. He spotted this on a long bus ride home. You can find these cables at Ace Hardware next to the "Bad Idea To Smoke" Gasoline Cans.
Tom in Texas responds:
How can we be certain they are not the quoted words of Mr. Ace?
Words "quoted" (!) without attribution are a mainstay of authoritarian tool kit. Is it the owner, Mr. Ace, speaking? Or maybe God? Or Chairman Mao? Or maybe the words are from one of the many retirement speeches of Fidel?
"Don't mess with Texas."
Mr. Rewrite responds:
From the king himself: "Have it your way."