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2018-05-30 9:31:58 AM  
tHE wRiter Was oN aMbien wheN he WrOte That Article, soRRY.
 
2018-05-30 9:39:21 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: tHE wRiter Was oN aMbien wheN he WrOte That Article, soRRY.


you are right, 100% correct, and a goddamb scholar.
 
2018-05-30 10:14:58 AM  
jesus god. i found that article so f*cking irritating, i'm going to write in only lower case for the rest of the day.
 
2018-05-30 10:20:27 AM  
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There are new rules in English for capitalization. Use them.
 
2018-05-30 10:29:12 AM  
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2018-05-30 11:51:29 AM  
If there's anything I've learned from Fark, it's that everyone's a grammarian and there are no real rules for English.
 
2018-05-30 11:52:00 AM  
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2018-05-30 11:52:19 AM  
Is this anything like the "new math"?
 
2018-05-30 11:53:01 AM  
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2018-05-30 11:53:57 AM  
F*ck your rules.
 
2018-05-30 11:54:22 AM  
No, there aren't. And before you start yapping about how language changes, sure. Definitions and even spellings of words changes, but people don't capitalize words a certain way because that's how the kids are doing it. They do it because they don't know what the current guidelines are, so they think they need to capitalize "important" words. Then they stop doing about 3 sentences in. So clearly it wasn't that important to capitalize the words.

As for the no caps thing, it's acceptable in texts and even informal emails. It's not OK in signage or actual shiat written by a grownup with a job.

/I get paid to fix this shiat
 
2018-05-30 11:56:07 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: tHE wRiter Was oN aMbien wheN he WrOte That Article, soRRY.


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2018-05-30 11:56:20 AM  

Shazam999: If you think about the English alphabet has 52 letters as a result.  No wonder all you whiteys suck at writing.


It's like 52 Pickup.
 
2018-05-30 11:58:20 AM  
Oh, thank God I'll be dead soon.
 
2018-05-30 11:58:58 AM  
IF I WRITE SOMETHING IN ALL CAPS THEN IT IS TRUE
 
2018-05-30 11:59:02 AM  

MrBallou: jesus god. i found that article so f*cking irritating, i'm going to write in only lower case for the rest of the day.


For what it's worth, Understanding the new rules Can help expand your Knowledge.  That's because understanding grammar can Help you Extend and build upon the knowledge you already have.  Reams of data exist on this phenomenon, Unknown to most people outside of Lexigraphers, but Everyone should consider the Science behind it and not just dismiss it so easily.
 
2018-05-30 11:59:08 AM  
My face after reading that article:

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2018-05-30 11:59:49 AM  
oH, fARK rIGHT oFF.
 
2018-05-30 12:00:01 PM  
I'm unclear whether the author thinks, "we should start using some of these rules, because that's what we're doing anyway," or if his argument is "we should stop using any consistent set of rules, because that's what we're doing anyway."
 
2018-05-30 12:00:30 PM  

whidbey: Shazam999: If you think about the English alphabet has 52 letters as a result.  No wonder all you whiteys suck at writing.

It's like 52 Pickup.


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WHAT A '52 PICKUP MIGHT LOOK LIKE.
 
2018-05-30 12:00:34 PM  
Capital letters serve almost no use, and learning the rules waste a lot of time. Let's get rid of them altogether.
 
2018-05-30 12:04:27 PM  

four95: My face after reading that article:

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and here's my face, after seeing your face.
 
2018-05-30 12:04:46 PM  
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2018-05-30 12:06:42 PM  

snowjack: I'm unclear whether the author thinks, "we should start using some of these rules, because that's what we're doing anyway," or if his argument is "we should stop using any consistent set of rules, because that's what we're doing anyway."


The author thinks he has an opinion that matters to someone, and he thinks he was paid to spew it out.
That's all there is too it, so don't waste a lot of time trying to divine its secrets.
 
2018-05-30 12:06:48 PM  

steklo: four95: My face after reading that article:

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and here's my face, after seeing your face.


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2018-05-30 12:08:26 PM  
"BuzzFeed's vaunted style guide"

I wish this phrase had occurred earlier in the article.  The blithering idiocy became clear gradually, but putting that right up front would have immediately removed all uncertainty.
 
2018-05-30 12:09:26 PM  

secondpsych: steklo: four95: My face after reading that article:

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and here's my face, after seeing your face.

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If that's your face, I'd vote not guilty for the person who conducted your homicide.
 
2018-05-30 12:10:48 PM  
pity this busy monster, manunkind,

not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)

plays with the bigness of his littleness
--- electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange; lenses extend
unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish
returns on its unself.
.                    A world of made
is not a world of born --- pity poor flesh

and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical
ultraomnipotence. We doctors know

a hopeless case if --- listen: there's a hell
of a good universe next door; let's go
 
2018-05-30 12:11:41 PM  

dittybopper: whidbey: Shazam999: If you think about the English alphabet has 52 letters as a result.  No wonder all you whiteys suck at writing.

It's like 52 Pickup.

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WHAT A '52 PICKUP MIGHT LOOK LIKE.


We all fell for that.

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2018-05-30 12:11:53 PM  
So grammar nazis, are they or are they not touching themselves over this?
 
2018-05-30 12:12:14 PM  
YOU'RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!
 
2018-05-30 12:16:12 PM  
This is another Trump apologist, retrofitting his opinion to match the uneducated, ignorant actions of The Orange One.
 
2018-05-30 12:17:43 PM  
 
2018-05-30 12:20:11 PM  
ThE mAsTeR aPpRoVeS
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2018-05-30 12:20:34 PM  
Many forms and documents render names in ALL CAPS

It's surprising how many companies still use these, and still send out form letters printed in all caps.  There is no reason for this in today's society, other than to show your clients that you dropped out of school in the second grade.
 
2018-05-30 12:21:33 PM  
Also known as the Donald Trump Tweet style of capitalization
 
2018-05-30 12:24:29 PM  
Style guides are more like guidelines than an actual code.
 
2018-05-30 12:25:20 PM  
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2018-05-30 12:28:09 PM  
Ok, ok, capitalize any which way you choose, but can we at least start shooting people who use the possessive form when they mean to use the plural ?

adding '' 's '' to a word does not make it plural !  it's not difficult.
 
2018-05-30 12:38:10 PM  
#@&*!
 
2018-05-30 12:39:24 PM  

This text is now purple: secondpsych: steklo: four95: My face after reading that article:

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and here's my face, after seeing your face.

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If that's your face, I'd vote not guilty for the person who conducted your homicide.


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2018-05-30 12:40:09 PM  
capitalism is oppression!
 
2018-05-30 12:42:15 PM  
Republicans' inability to grasp appropriate capitalization is part of the solid evidence that conservatism is a mental defect.


For example:
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2018-05-30 12:43:38 PM  
CSB(?) Back in the good ole days of "darkchat", a goth chatroom a buddy of mine would frequent, one of the frequent posters was some guy with a screen name like ThEkInGoFpAiN, or some other self-aggrandizing name, and he somehow managed to type all of his posts with alternating CAPs, which was pretty impressive.  However, despite my respect for his commitment to his art, I would only publicly refer to him as "CaPsWiThAsTuTtEr".  In the chat rooms it drove him batty, but I'm pretty sure he appreciated my commitment to "mocking" him.
 
2018-05-30 12:43:44 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: No, there aren't. And before you start yapping about how language changes, sure. Definitions and even spellings of words changes, but people don't capitalize words a certain way because that's how the kids are doing it. They do it because they don't know what the current guidelines are, so they think they need to capitalize "important" words. Then they stop doing about 3 sentences in. So clearly it wasn't that important to capitalize the words.

As for the no caps thing, it's acceptable in texts and even informal emails. It's not OK in signage or actual shiat written by a grownup with a job.

/I get paid to fix this shiat


I've started doing what I like to call Sarcasm Caps™ wherein I turn dumb shiat I'm being sarcastic about into a proper noun and usually slap a ™ after it.

We should really standardize that.
 
2018-05-30 12:45:43 PM  
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2018-05-30 12:46:22 PM  

Weng: Smelly Pirate Hooker: No, there aren't. And before you start yapping about how language changes, sure. Definitions and even spellings of words changes, but people don't capitalize words a certain way because that's how the kids are doing it. They do it because they don't know what the current guidelines are, so they think they need to capitalize "important" words. Then they stop doing about 3 sentences in. So clearly it wasn't that important to capitalize the words.

As for the no caps thing, it's acceptable in texts and even informal emails. It's not OK in signage or actual shiat written by a grownup with a job.

/I get paid to fix this shiat

I've started doing what I like to call Sarcasm Caps™ wherein I turn dumb shiat I'm being sarcastic about into a proper noun and usually slap a ™ after it.

We should really standardize that.


Yeah, That'll Work™
 
2018-05-30 12:49:06 PM  

Drubell: IF I WRITE SOMETHING IN ALL CAPS THEN IT IS TRUE


STOP SHOUTING AT ME.
 
2018-05-30 12:50:45 PM  
omg MY bff jILL
 
2018-05-30 12:52:07 PM  

capt.hollister: Ok, ok, capitalise any which way you chose, but can we at least start shooting peoples who use the possessive form when they meant to use the plurals ?

adding '' 's '' to a word does not make it plural !  it's not difficul.


FTFNobody
 
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