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Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:05 PM

HeY, whAt Is wITh aLL tHe cApItALIzaTions In a SeNTenCe?

I am seeing it all over the place. I just saw it on a feminist site. I know the moran story. And oh noes!!! But I am clueless about this.

Thanks.

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Reply HeY, whAt Is wITh aLL tHe cApItALIzaTions In a SeNTenCe? (Original post)
LizBeth Jun 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2020 #1
customerserviceguy Jun 2020 #9
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2020 #2
LizBeth Jun 2020 #3
PoliticAverse Jun 2020 #5
LizBeth Jun 2020 #6
TlalocW Jun 2020 #10
LizBeth Jun 2020 #12
TlalocW Jun 2020 #14
LizBeth Jun 2020 #17
guillaumeb Jun 2020 #4
lapucelle Jun 2020 #7
Brother Buzz Jun 2020 #8
UTUSN Jun 2020 #11
tavernier Jun 2020 #13
LizBeth Jun 2020 #16
Wounded Bear Jun 2020 #15
electric_blue68 Jun 2020 #18

Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:07 PM

1. Don't know, but it's really annoying.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 01:03 PM

9. Agreed

Posts look like ransom notes from those old TV series where someone would cut letters out of a magazine and glue them to a sheet of paper.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:08 PM

2. It can be used to indicate a mocking tone.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:12 PM

3. Thanks. Never was a sponge bob fan but now I know it is about mocking, so interesting. I appreciate.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:22 PM

5. It's often used in a title to indicate that the title is a tease and not serious...

Like titling a video of a kitten playfully attacking a person with the title:

ViCiOuS PrEdItOr AtTaCkS HeLpLeSs HuMaN

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:24 PM

6. Ah, got it. Ha ha.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 02:14 PM

10. I'm sorry

But it was used before that for Torgo-speak by MST3K fans.



TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 02:23 PM

12. Ha haha. I am clueless what this all is, but that was funny.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 02:30 PM

14. It was a show

First on Comedy Central then Sci-Fi in the late 80s/all of the 90s, and then brought back onto Netflix through crowd-sourcing for a couple of seasons. Basically, the premise is that some mad scientists are trying to find the worst movie in the world in order to take over the world, and the first guy they shot up into a satellite built him some robots to help him (and subsequent test subjects) keep his sanity by making fun of the movies.

Torgo is from one of their more infamous episodes where they watched a movie called, "Manos: The Hands of Fate," which I could write an essay on but won't.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 02:32 PM

17. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:13 PM

4. what capitalization? EOM

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:25 PM

7. Maybe the randomizers are simply hangry...







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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:27 PM

8. I have seen random capitalization used to reduce piracy or outright theft

of someone's property. Not at all as excessive as your example, but enough uppercase letters to make it unattractive for someone to borrow as their own work

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 02:19 PM

11. It's been years since I've been gigged for *random* caps, am not taking it personally!1

I capitalize surnames. In the Navy surnames were capitalized in memos, transfer orders, and such - helps for standing out in the mass of typed material and keeping track of who is the subject of the mass of typed material. A bit of nostalgia about the Navy. Nostalgia is better than being back in the day.

But in the body of posts, I use it for EMPHASIS, since I'm usually in a hurry and don't know the shortcuts and don't want to use the buttons.

The O.P.'s example is specific about caps in scattered letters of words, so doesn't apply to me, haha!1






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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 02:27 PM

13. When I write a post using the microphone,

from time to time it will inexplicably use capital letters here and there. I like to read over my writing before I post it but I know not everyone does that.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 02:31 PM

16. My very worse habit sending a text without reading it first. Mostly I can edit. A text I cannot.

And a lot of time i am not wearing glasses so can't see it anyway. Siri has it, I send and then later re read it and think wtf? LOL. Bad bad. I need to get in that habit of editing.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 02:30 PM

15. I keep thinking it is some bizarre way to get past spam filters...

like some of the weird fonts, and staccato spacing you see in them.

Any post/email/twit that utilizes that kind of shit I tend to avoid.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 05:40 PM

18. You mean like.....

.....


PreSidEnt trUmp ruInS AmEriCa iN fOuR YeArs!



Oh, Wait.....

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