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    The sarcastrophe

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jannert, Jul 11, 2020.

    Ho, I love this.

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    ^What a wonderful thread!^ :cool: :p
     
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    ^I can't wait to see the posts here.^
     
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    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...
     
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    *shakes head til eyestalks tangle up* o_O
     
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    But the reader doesn't see the HTML tags, only the effect of them.
     
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    I quite like to use HTML code on websites.
    Ahem.
    ^I quite like to use HTML code on websites.^

    (I wish everyone would adopt markdown already.)
     
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    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:
     
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    The ^ ^ thing is a great tool to denote a sarcastic, rather than factual, remark, when you don't actually feel like smiling :) .
     
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    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.
     
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