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countrygirl12

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What is the point...
« on: July 17, 2019, 05:00:49 am »
I have noticed people who post online randomly capitalize letters in words -- for example they type...

YoU caN gEt thIs for FrEE

I am assuming there is some stupid point behind this behavior.  It looks foolish and is harder to read.  I have even noticed people on this site doing it.  I just wondered if anybody knows what the point in doing this is?  It also would be harder to type, in my opinion.

Do anybody know why people do this?

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 06:34:04 am »
No idea, I've seen it and don't understand either.

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 07:13:21 am »
I don't know.   I agree that it is annoying and it seems like it would be harder to type.

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 08:02:06 am »
I am sure there is some hidden meaning behind it.  And yes it is harder to type.  It was when I typed the example.

I remember a stupid woman who was convicted of some crime because she had a habit of capitalizing one certain letter every time she wrote it. It was like the letter B and even if she typed Better or BuBBly every time she wrote that certain letter she capitalized it.  It's a writing style.  Kind of like certain people on here with multiple accounts.  Their writing style gives them away as to who they are. lol

Anyway, this woman had written some anonymous letters and when she was questioned by police she was asked to give a writing sample which she did.  And this is actually what got her caught.  The look on her face when she was told that was priceless. haha

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 08:39:08 am »
In some cases I think it's done to force people to carefully read the text. You are right that it is hard to type. It is also difficult to read as easily as normal text. So that could be the reason if someone is trying to get you to click or read something more closely and really comprehend it.


But in most cases I think it is just people intentionally being annoying.

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 08:42:57 am »
I have no idea, but my 13 year old daughter does that sometimes.

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 09:37:51 am »
Some other kids typed like that sometimes when I was in school. I guess it's supposed to look crazy and random which kids find hilarious. When adults do it, I have no idea.
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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2019, 09:43:58 am »
I haven't seen that yet. seems a little weird.

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2019, 10:22:02 am »
In some cases I think it's done to force people to carefully read the text. You are right that it is hard to type. It is also difficult to read as easily as normal text. So that could be the reason if someone is trying to get you to click or read something more closely and really comprehend it.


But in most cases I think it is just people intentionally being annoying.

Yeah I just skip over it.  As well as most other people.  I don't have time for games. You want your message read then type it so it is legible.  Same with when people type in all caps.  It is harder to read.  So I usually just skip it.

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2019, 10:22:25 am »
I have no idea, but my 13 year old daughter does that sometimes.

Ask her WHY?  Then come back and tell us. lol

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2019, 10:37:10 am »
I have no idea, but my 13 year old daughter does that sometimes.

Ask her WHY?  Then come back and tell us. lol

I'll try to remember when I get home from work, haha

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2019, 06:51:55 am »
As promised - I asked my daughter. She referenced this Sponge Bob meme. Apparently it is a way to express intonation (ie, sarcasm) through texting. She also said it's silly and she does it only if she wants to sound "dumb." So there ya go.

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2019, 11:35:29 am »
As promised - I asked my daughter. She referenced this Sponge Bob meme. Apparently it is a way to express intonation (ie, sarcasm) through texting. She also said it's silly and she does it only if she wants to sound "dumb." So there ya go.

Well okay then.  I have seen people posting on Pinterest and doing this.  And like I said a few do it on here.  I just skip the post because I am not going to strain to try to figure out what any posting says. haha

I don't even know what to do with that information. lol.  I thought it meant something more than that. haha

Thank you! :D

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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2019, 01:07:20 pm »
Apparently it is a way to express intonation (ie, sarcasm) through texting. She also said it's silly and she does it only if she wants to sound "dumb." So there ya go.


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Re: What is the point...
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2019, 01:56:48 pm »
It is supposed to make an impact to type things in caps.  It kind of aggravates me in most cases.  And makes me no more likely to buy something. 

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