quote unquote » quote on quote

Variant(s):  quote-on-quote

Classification: English – on «» un-

Spotted in the wild:

  • I’m worried that Knife of Dreams will be the quote-on-quote second half of Crossroads. (Post in rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan)
  • There is nothing wrong with quote on quote “selling out”, but when I started seeing all the quote on quote “punk-rocker” crowd wearing all their hot rod circuit clothes and patches, I silently put away my once-loved Hot rod circuit t-shirt and never saw it again. (link)
  • Some might say that having “penis envy” (which I actually often reserve the saying for males, since the whole “is it big-wide-long-normal enough?” debate leads me to believe me that is THEY they really have this quote on quote “penis envy” ) is a sign of a transgenderal person. (link)
  • I have heard many times that since I have CP that I couldn’t do most of the things that regular (quote on quote) people can. (link)
  • Everybody seems to label you guys as quote on quote “anti-media.” (link)
| link | entered by adavies42, 2005/03/22 |


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    Commentary by S Lynn , 2005/03/22 at 9:13 am

    {…gets all giggly at the mental image of Hot Quote-On-Quote Action! and forgets what the comment was going to be about…}

  2. 2

    Commentary by Sravana Reddy , 2005/03/22 at 7:58 pm

    Maybe people think of quoting as a sort of metaquoting over the layer of theirown text — their ‘quotes.’

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