Re: Caps misunderstanding

Subject: Re: Caps misunderstanding
From: Andreas Ramos <andreas -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 1994 15:38:37 -0700

On Thu, 28 Apr 1994, Mike Pope wrote:

> >Because It Makes Their Words Much More Important And Powerful Than They
> >Otherwise Would Be. After A While, Even This Is Not Enough AND THEY START
> >SHOUTING. Eventually they start to spray-paint graffiti.

> How true. And on a slightly irrelevant tack (let's assume none of us do
> this),
> how about the gradual shift in popular usage of quotations to mean emphasis,
> as in this famous example:

> 100% "real" beef hamburgers

oh, roar! i HATE that one. It's so common.

A local bar: The "City" Tavern
A doorsign: "Restrooms" only for customers

Every time I see these, I wonder about the level of education of the writer.

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