A little while back I took the following photo with my phone:
I wasn't entirely surprised with the blatant misuse of quotation marks in this instance - it was, after all, on the bread rack outside an Asian bakery in Port Adelaide. I didn't question whether the bread was special in any way (or perhaps not special at all!), nor did I question whether it was bread, or something else entirely - "bread" for example.
I'm not trying to stereotype, but I am personally somewhat less surprised when I see punctuation errors in an Asian bakery on the formerly rough side of town than I would be in, say, a book shop in a relatively toffee-nosed shopping centre.
Which is why this stunned me:
So... are they not new titles? Or are they new, but not titles at all???
Sheesh. I guess that's what happens when you shop at discount book shops - they can't afford to get their signwriters to edit their work. Nuts to that!