Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jannert, Jul 11, 2020.
Ho, I love this.
^What a wonderful thread!^
^I can't wait to see the posts here.^
Actually, I think this is an interesting topic and worthy of debate
We live in an age of small, throwaway, electronic messages, frequently written in plain text, and rarely punctuated, especially by a generation who seem to consider spelling and grammar to be optional extras, who are frequently surprised when their digital grunts are misinterpreted.
I think the sarcastrophe might obviate a lot of misunderstanding and ill-feeling.
I would also like to see a standard for italics in plain text - I have tried HTML tags like <i></i> (or the original <em></em>, which ages me), but it looks really geeky and is a bugger to type. I have also used em-dashes which give me the pleasure of the em-tag along with the simplicity of typing which --seems-- to work pretty well to my eye and has the dual benefit of being easy for my millenial son to ignore...
*shakes head til eyestalks tangle up*
But the reader doesn't see the HTML tags, only the effect of them.
I quite like to use HTML code on websites.
^I quite like to use HTML code on websites.^
(I wish everyone would adopt markdown already.)
Yes, that is kinda the point.
If you look at a plain text email such as Apple seems to send by default (and most of their users wouldn't know how to change that if they wanted to; they do what crapple tell them) or an SMS message, there is no effect. I was talking about ways of conveying meaning so that --even-- iPhone users would get it... (c:
The ^ ^ thing is a great tool to denote a sarcastic, rather than factual, remark, when you don't actually feel like smiling .
Italics on iPhone messages is done via _underscore_ either side of the word. This isn't an indication, it's their equivalent of html tags.
Hold on. That might be a Whatsapp thing. Ignore the above.
Separate names with a comma.