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Offline PointyOintment

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Re: Double jeopardy
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2018, 05:55:13 am »
Certain words on the sign are being *emphasized* just like you do with a text message.
I'd instantly delete all messages plus the phone number of anyone who does that at me. I've never seen that convention either. Asterisks, sure. All capitals or using spacing too. But not this. Thankfully.
Haven't you read an Old Document like the US Declaration of Independence? Capitalization was used for Emphasis back then.

Then it got out of hand, with everyone capitalizing every other word, and it was decided to stop doing that.

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Re: Double jeopardy
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2018, 10:20:56 pm »
It’s clearly a Capital Offence.
 
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Re: Double jeopardy
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2018, 10:59:52 pm »
Haven't you read an Old Document like the US Declaration of Independence? Capitalization was used for Emphasis back then.

Then it got out of hand, with everyone capitalizing every other word, and it was decided to stop doing that.
It depends on who you ask. Germans had and have rather different ideas about it, for instance.
 

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Re: Double jeopardy
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2018, 12:14:58 am »
It depends on who you ask. Germans had and have rather different ideas about it, for instance.
True. In German, all Nouns are capitalized. In English, back when Words were Capitalized for Emphasis, it wasn't just Nouns, though.

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Re: Double jeopardy
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2018, 03:17:37 am »
It’s clearly a Capital Offence.

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