Incorrect Quotes are a form of fannish short work in which characters from one fandom recite dialogue from another fandom or another piece of culture such as a well-known vine, song, or meme. These quotations are then used by fans to express their own opinions about the subjects they're quoting.
They often contain errors that give them an even more humorous effect. These errors can be due to the fact that fans generally do not know any better or because the author wanted to make a point through humor (like with lolspeak).
These quotations usually fall under the categories of comedy and irony. However, some incorrectly quoted scenes may have other forms of humor involved with them, such as black comedy or sarcasm.
Additionally, some incorrectly quoted scenes may not be funny at all but rather political or cause related debate. For example, a fan might quote something from Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead as part of a discussion on capitalism vs. socialism. This quotation would not be considered "incorrect" but rather representative of what this person thinks about these topics.
Finally, some incorrectly quoted scenes may be completely accurate but deliverable only as fiction or poetry. For example, a character might say something like "X is awesome!" and then X might actually come up later in the story/poem and be amazing.
A quotation is the written version of someone's spoken remarks. It may also refer to words they have written down, such as in a book or a press release. Quotes in print journalism are enclosed by quotation marks, either single ("") or double (""). (""). These are sometimes referred to as inverted commas. A quote within a quote is enclosed by another set of quotation marks: "He said, 'Someday I'll write my own song. '"
Quotes can be attributed to people known or unknown, and are often used as indirect speech. For example: "The president said today that he would not be interested in running for office again." Here, the remark "The president said today that he would not be interested in running for office again" is the quote. The word "today" makes this a present statement and not one made at some earlier time. Also, because it is an indirect speech quote, the quoted person's name is not mentioned.
Journalists use quotes to attribute comments to individuals, organizations, or governments. When quoting someone who is not known directly by the reader/listener, journalists usually give a brief description to identify their source. For example, if I wanted to quote Nancy Reagan on drug abuse, I might say "Former first lady Nancy Reagan says marijuana is 'immoral'".
If there is a typo in a quotation, you use [sic] to show the reader that the error is in the original source and that you are accurately quoting it.
Quoting implies paraphrasing someone else's remarks and citing the source. To quote a source, the quoted content must be surrounded by quotation marks or styled as a block quote. The original author is properly credited. The wording is exactly the same as the original. Only the attribution is changed.
Citing sources helps readers evaluate the accuracy of what's being said. They also help writers develop their own ideas by drawing on the experiences of others. Without quoting sources, every story would be completely unique which would make reporting impossible.
Sources can be people or papers. If you quote someone directly, they are called primary sources. If you find information about something in books or online, those are called secondary sources. Media sources such as newspapers or magazines are another type of secondary source. They get their information from other people but do not reprint everything that's been written about them. Editors select what to print and what to leave out.
Primary sources include interviews, speeches, letters, diary entries, and memos. Secondary sources include books, articles, websites, databases, and documentaries. All sources should be treated equally. Write down where you got your information from so you can refer back to it later if needed.
When writing up quotes, avoid repeating words or phrases that appear in the source. This gives the reader additional information about what matters most to you as a writer.
Quotation and unquote A parenthetical expression is used before a word or short phrase to indicate that the word or phrase would be enclosed in quote marks if written. This can be done by using quotation marks, as in "I like my job," or by using unquote marks, as in unquote. A parenthetical expression can also be used after a word or short phrase to indicate that what follows is not part of the sentence.
An unquote mark (also called a smart quote) is a special character available in some text editors and word processors that indicates a quoted phrase or word. It is used instead of single or double quotes to avoid leaving gaps in sentences or words when quoting large sections of text.
The term unquote mark is often used interchangeably with em dash. However, an em dash is a punctuation sign - Unicode character U+2013 - that cannot be entered directly on most keyboards. To create this symbol in Microsoft Word, for example, you must first choose Other from the Dash menu and then select Em Dash. The em dash is usually used as a sentence separator within a paragraph or between paragraphs in a document. An unquote mark is used in place of a single or double quote within a sentence or word. Although both characters are known as unquote marks, they serve different functions.