Karamazov80 .......now where have I seen that name before?
Aren't you the Cosbaby fan?
To answer your question ........first realise that regards English language conventions ,British English is fundamentally different to American English. The use of the double inverted commas ,"" ,are, for example ,used in both quotation & speech displays in American English whereas in British English they are (or should be) used in speech displays only . Whilst that is not absolutely relevant to your question it is of course essential to emphasise that the notation of each of our languages in their respective written forms may differ. My use of the single inverted commas ,in this instance the word 'friend' ,is another convention known as 'scare quote' which is simply a way of using a word although distancing oneself from its dictionary/thesaurus definition by placing the word within single inverted commas. I used the word friend in such a manner to emphasise that the person sending the items is obviously a friend although in the eyes of the customs authorities he is an anonymous sender of items & not a retailer or an accomplice. Check this out ......especially the last 3 words which undoubtedly refer to me http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/department/docs/punctuation/node31.html
I hope that 'helped'