Punctuation is important. I'm a real stickler for punctuation. (I used to be only an artificial stickler but then I found a genuine organic stickle at this trendy local shop, so I upgraded.) One thing that always bugs me is scare quotes . You know, "those things". Yet sometimes, ever so rarely, they are actually appropriate: I feel "secure". In fact, I'm so tired right now, I feel like taking a half-hour power "security".