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Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:24 pm
by karlt
Well, they didn't say "boiled to death" I suppose. [tangent] I'm reminded of Prince Harry sentencing Prince Edmund for Witchcraft. "The punishment that the law decrees for this offence is burning to death, but in view of your previous good character I am minded to be lenient. Therefore I sentence you to be burned alive!" [/tangent]

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:44 pm
by Safe_Timber_Man
I get that they want to put emphasis on the surprising contents of a fish's stomach but they really haven't got the hang of it:


Fisherman's shocking discovery as he cuts open a fish's stomach and pulls out pieces of plastic - including bottle tops, a COMB and a cigarette LIGHTER
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... omach.html

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:56 pm
by Big Arnold
Well they don't smoke or have hair. And the expression "drinks like a fish" has to mean something.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:23 am
by Safe_Timber_Man
Expelled gunman in gas mask and armed with smoke grenades 'SET OFF fire alarm so he could draw students into halls for maximum devastation' before shooting dead 17 people


It doesn't even make sense to capitalise that.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:16 pm
by Cyclist
You're reading the Daily Fail and expecting it to make sense? :shock:

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
I'm becoming a fan of Eighteenth Century Capitalization.
It shows you where the Nouns are. In the Modern Age this is Important, because the modern Style is often to use Nouns as Adjectives, so that Confusion and Misunderstanding may Result.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:05 pm
by Abernathy
Aye. Fuck Off. :roll:

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:06 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
My Point precisely.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:44 pm
by Boiler
In the layers of dust in my brain (of which there are many) I can hear the headmaster of my junior school taking us for English and discussing the capitalisation of nouns*. This'd be about 1975...

Personally, I think we should restore the long S - 'ſ' - to the English language.

(*https://english.stackexchange.com/quest ... -centuries)

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:03 pm
by Messianic Trees
Boiler wrote:Personally, I think we should restore the long S - 'ſ' - to the English language.
Indeed:

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Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:26 pm
by Kreuzberger
When did this distinction between proper and improper nouns start anyway? (In German, we don't have to deal with all that.)

Gothic bollocks is still here in olde towne place names and pompous menus but that is the long and short of it.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:58 am
by Safe_Timber_Man
Gay couple who KISSED in a curry house during their Valentine's night meal storm out after the boss told them it was a 'family-friendly restaurant'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... urant.html



Capitalising 'kissed' suggests the idea of the two men kissing is shocking. So, in the case, perhaps it's intentional by the Mail.

Re: The new TREND for totally UNNECESSARY capitalisation

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:50 pm
by Safe_Timber_Man
Moment 'stolen' £50,000 Audi smashes into wall in horror crash that ejects driver, sends tyre rolling down the road and leaves a box of rifles and a SAFE lying by the crumpled wreckage
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... river.html


If they insist on capitalising something in this headline I'd have thought it'd be the rifles rather than a SAFE.