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Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:58 pm
by Son Of Hand
I don't see it so often these days, but I've read plenty of books where the first word(s) of each new chapter are capitalised. Anyone know what that's all about?

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:03 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
Done long time. Holdover from early printing, copied from manuscript.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:18 pm
by Son Of Hand
Thanks!

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:27 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
Brazen burglars break into restaurant and make off with £24,000 worth of DEEP FAT FRYERS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4EJZVVCGE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:31 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
Jealously, learning to share and arguing EIGHT times an hour: Hilarious brothers and sisters star in a new documentary on how siblings REALLY interact

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:46 pm
by MisterMuncher
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:Brazen burglars break into restaurant and make off with £24,000 worth of DEEP FAT FRYERS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4EJZVVCGE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Well, yeah, they're a high value item and second-hand kitchen appliances are in huge demand. Hardly worth such dramatic delivery.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:25 am
by JuanTwoThree
Another annoying thing is when the webpage text suddenly gets incredibly small It's not for emphasis; it's just incompetence.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:00 am
by Safe_Timber_Man
This one really is unnecessary


Flowers, chocolates and Ikea bags full of belongings: Staff RUSH to fill the Camerons' new £17m seven-bedroom Holland Park townhouse (anyone would think they moved in a hurry) ...

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:53 am
by mattomac
Oh what a Lark.... In a Hurry Lolahahahaha.

:roll:

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:57 pm
by lectrospin
I always imagined they were written by someone with no volume control, who just randomly shouted words in a sentence.

In reality it's probably goes back to typesetting and the fact that it may have been the only way to emphasize a word in a headlines.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:13 pm
by Big Arnold
Grammar Man strikes again! The mystery superhero who corrects MISSPELLED GRAFFITI

Caped crusader takes on literary louts with marker pen
But he makes his own errors with unnecessary use of capital letters
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
UPDATED: 11:16, 6 August 2011
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4EUiG1LyE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:04 pm
by Safe_Timber_Man
No wonder she said yes! Inside the private Mediterranean island, complete with 60ft pool and a LIGHTHOUSE where Welsh footballer Gareth Bale proposed to girlfriend
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... riend.html

Because having a lighthouse on the island is a big shock.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:19 pm
by Lardboy
The headlines aren't too bad if you read them in Murray Walker's voice!

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:25 pm
by Andy McDandy
I think it must be down to the pathological need to supply content and get clicks. Make the mundane sound awesome by capitalising things, anything that's even vaguely out of the ordinary.

It's not just the Mail who did it. A few years ago, Charlie Brooker wrote that one could have endless fun by tweeting, say, "I'm in a HELICOPTER!" and seeing how many people took the bait. Might have something to do with the general perpetual adolescence thing too.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:33 pm
by Safe_Timber_Man
Inappropriate...


British pensioner, 71, is BOILED ALIVE after falling into scorching liquid mud while photographing geysers in Bolivia
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... livia.html


He actually died on the way to hospital.