Loser's Guide to Life
“Hey, what's up? What's the good word?”
«Just trying out these new quotation marks. I got them from that new place .... do they make me look European?»
“Let's have a look. Yeah, I guess.”
«Whoops! They'll take a little getting used to. I don't know how people talk in these things.»
“You seem to be doing okay. Hey, Bob! Come and have a look at Frank's European quotation marks.”
«Well, I haven't had much practice yet. You know. I probably won't be able to say anything interesting for a while, but ...»
Frank looked at the other two wearily.
—Of course,—he said—in my day all the phonies used to talk without using quotation marks at all.