In quotation marks

Today’s Dilbert, with Dogbert weaseling words to the boss:

The strip has Dogbert speaking in quotation marks, indicating a prosody that sets off the word storage, suggesting that the word is not to be taken literally: it’s in what we’ll call storage, but nothing is actually stored there (a message that is close to ironic or sarcastic).

2 Responses to “In quotation marks”

  1. Benjamin Lukoff (@lukobe) Says:

    I see he’s physically doing air quotes, as well.

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