Gary recently saw this post on Facebook. The headline is:
Three 'beloved' snow leopards died of Covid complications at Nebraska zoo.
"So they weren't really beloved?" I asked Gary. "Are those, like, air quotes?'
"People use quotation marks to set things off now."
"I've seen that, but it's wrong."
"They do it online, because you can't use an underline on the web, because people will try to click it."
People, what do you think? I think those people need to learn about italics. Is this acceptable now?