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27th Jun '16 2:46:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* JohnHodgman's ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' books lampoon the use of this trope in their titles.

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* JohnHodgman's Creator/JohnHodgman's ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' books lampoon the use of this trope in their titles.



* In AnimalFarm, when Napoleon rhetorically asks who is responsible for the destruction of the windmill, he gives the answer "SNOWBALL!"

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* In AnimalFarm, ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', when Napoleon rhetorically asks who is responsible for the destruction of the windmill, he gives the answer "SNOWBALL!"



* ''Boot'', the precursor to ''MaximumPC'', had one of the LettersToTheEditor complain about this. It contained semi-boldfaced words, and stated that the writer read the FIRST and LAST issue because they BOLDFACE every third WORD. The editor's reply was that you CAN'T win them ALL.

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* ''Boot'', the precursor to ''MaximumPC'', ''Magazine/MaximumPC'', had one of the LettersToTheEditor complain about this. It contained semi-boldfaced words, and stated that the writer read the FIRST and LAST issue because they BOLDFACE every third WORD. The editor's reply was that you CAN'T win them ALL.



** RussellBrand, when dissecting an unflattering Sun article about him in his stand-up routine, drew the audience's attention to this trope. Some time afterwards, the Sun had another article about him, in which they seemingly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it, emboldening words such as WAS and HAD.

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** RussellBrand, Creator/RussellBrand, when dissecting an unflattering Sun article about him in his stand-up routine, drew the audience's attention to this trope. Some time afterwards, the Sun had another article about him, in which they seemingly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it, emboldening words such as WAS and HAD.
17th Jun '16 5:19:21 AM erforce
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* The GBA port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' spells King K. Rool's name as "K.ROOL" for no reason at all.
* In '' VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', whenever Funky Kong says K. Rool's name, it is rendered in shaky text.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
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The GBA port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' spells King K. Rool's name as "K.ROOL" for no reason at all.
* ** In '' VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', whenever Funky Kong says K. Rool's name, it is rendered in shaky text.
5th Jun '16 4:57:53 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': Soulstorm gives us the now-legendary BloodRavens [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJMLfACod48 Brother-Captain Indrick Boreale's speech to his forces in the Lands of Solitude]] (know by some as In[[SoBadItsGood dreck]] '''Bold'''reale):
--> There is no time to be lost. '''BATTLE BROTHERS!'''\\
'''[[FunetikAksent SPESS MEHREENS]]!''' Today the enemy is '''at our door!''' We '''know''' our duty and we will '''do it!''' We fight for our honor, as '''Blood Ravens''', as '''SPESS MEHREENS''', and we '''fight in the name of the Emperor!''' And if we '''die''' this day, we die '''in glory'''. We die '''hero's deaths!''' But we shall not die, '''no''', it is the '''enemy''' who will taste '''death and defeat!''' AsYouKnow, most of our battle-brothers are stationed in '''spess''', prepared to '''Deep Strike!''' Our perimeter has been prepared- in the '''event''' that our enemy should be so '''bold''' and so '''foolish!''' We have placed ''numerous'' beacons, allowing for multiple, ''simultaneous'', and- '''devastating defensive Deep Strikes'''.\\
... The Codex Astartes names this maneuver '''Steel Rain'''. We will descend upon the foe, we will '''overwhelm''' them, '''''we will leave none alive!''''' Meanwhile, our ground forces will ensure the '''full defense''' of our headquarters.\\
We are the '''SPESS MEHREENS!''' We are the '''Emperor's Fureh!'''
25th Apr '16 8:04:48 PM bowserbros
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* This is done in both the original and {{scanlation}}s of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.'' This is done because those words actually have something to do with the plot.

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* This is done in both the original and {{scanlation}}s of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.'' This is done because those words actually have something ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' uses this technique when dropping plot-relevant terms. Interestingly enough, [[GreaterScopeVillain Dio Brando]] does this to do with the plot.his own name from Part 3-onwards, being known simply as "DIO".
28th Jan '16 1:29:19 PM Willbyr
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* Originally, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} POKéMON]][[note]]For those wondering why the é in POKéMON is left uncapitalized, it's because the font the games use leaves no room for an accent mark over a capital E.[[/note]] games wrote the names of every proper noun in all caps. In other words, you play as a POKéMON TRAINER in the KANTO, JOHTO or HOENN region on a quest to get every BADGE from every GYM LEADER and eventually take on the ELITE FOUR, having to go through the likes of TEAM ROCKET, TEAM AQUA, or TEAM MAGMA on the way. Diamond and Pearl ended this practice, but their generation still capitalized the names of individual Pokémon due to backward compatibility with the GameBoyAdvance games, which use the old method of capitalization (for example, Diamond and Pearl would still say PIKACHU instead of Pikachu, but would say Town Map instead of TOWN MAP). Black and White did away with this as well, meaning no more ALL CAPS at all (for example, a pre-release screenshot of the starter selection refers to the fire starter as Tepig instead of TEPIG, and battle screenshots are similarly capitalized).

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* Originally, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} POKéMON]][[note]]For those wondering why the é in POKéMON [=POKéMON=] is left uncapitalized, it's because the font the games use leaves no room for an accent mark over a capital E.[[/note]] games wrote the names of every proper noun in all caps. In other words, you play as a POKéMON [=POKéMON=] TRAINER in the KANTO, JOHTO or HOENN region on a quest to get every BADGE from every GYM LEADER and eventually take on the ELITE FOUR, having to go through the likes of TEAM ROCKET, TEAM AQUA, or TEAM MAGMA on the way. Diamond and Pearl ended this practice, but their generation still capitalized the names of individual Pokémon due to backward compatibility with the GameBoyAdvance games, which use the old method of capitalization (for example, Diamond and Pearl would still say PIKACHU instead of Pikachu, but would say Town Map instead of TOWN MAP). Black and White did away with this as well, meaning no more ALL CAPS at all (for example, a pre-release screenshot of the starter selection refers to the fire starter as Tepig instead of TEPIG, and battle screenshots are similarly capitalized).
15th Jan '16 5:20:25 AM Anddrix
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It should be noted that this is not always the writer's fault when this happens. Oftentimes, especially in comic books, the editor will indicate to the letterer that he wants certain random words bolded, [[ViewersAreMorons on the assumption that a reader will become bored by plain black text without any change to spice it up]]. Fortunately, this practice is becoming a DiscreditedTrope.

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It should be noted that this is not always the writer's fault when this happens. Oftentimes, especially in comic books, the editor will indicate to the letterer that he wants certain random words bolded, [[ViewersAreMorons on the assumption that a reader will become bored by plain black text without any change to spice it up]].up. Fortunately, this practice is becoming a DiscreditedTrope.



* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' falls into this all too often. The words in bold tend to be the usual {{pun}}s, and while their emphasis would be weird in normal conversation, it serves to highlight those puns to the more moronic listeners (and the [[ViewersAreMorons more moronic readers]]).

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* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' falls into this all too often. The words in bold tend to be the usual {{pun}}s, and while their emphasis would be weird in normal conversation, it serves to highlight those puns to the more moronic listeners (and the [[ViewersAreMorons more moronic readers]]).readers).
30th Dec '15 7:37:10 PM Prfnoff
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Generally a {{comic|Books}} and {{webcomic|s}} trope because of its print nature, though in some cases this literary atrocity has been inflicted upon the world in {{film}} and video game form. It generally looks somewhat less silly in comics than in plain text, although this may just be because readers are more used to seeing it there. So much so, some readers just [[BlahBlahBlah ignore]] it entirely. It also shows up better than italics when using cheap, low-quality printing techniques on cheap, low-quality paper.

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Generally a {{comic|Books}} and {{webcomic|s}} trope because of its print nature, though in some cases this literary atrocity has been inflicted upon the world in {{film}} and video game form. It generally looks somewhat less silly in comics than in plain text, although this may just be because readers are more have been used to seeing it there.there since UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. So much so, some readers just [[BlahBlahBlah ignore]] it entirely. It also shows up better than italics when using cheap, low-quality printing techniques on cheap, low-quality paper.
29th Dec '15 9:05:09 AM Anddrix
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* An issue of ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' had a scene lampshading this. SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom was being escorted through an airport by two American security agents, one of whom was Comicbook/CaptainAmerica in disguise. Dr. Doom threatens the two agents and [[ThirdPersonPerson refers to himself in the third person]], with DOCTOR DOOM stylized. Cap asks, "How do you do that... [[PaintingTheMedium talk in all]] capitals like [[MediumAwareness that]]?"

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* An issue of ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' had a scene lampshading this. SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom was being escorted through an airport by two American security agents, one of whom was Comicbook/CaptainAmerica in disguise. Dr. Doom threatens the two agents and [[ThirdPersonPerson refers to himself in the third person]], with DOCTOR DOOM stylized. Cap asks, "How do you do that... [[PaintingTheMedium talk in all]] capitals like [[MediumAwareness that]]?"
26th Dec '15 8:29:24 AM AnotherDuck
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* In ''Webcomic/DragonMango'' many plot-relevant words, especially nouns, are bolded, as well as many other words, sometimes seemingly at random.



* Political fundraising letters use and abuse this ''shamelessly'', but with underlines (but there's no wiki markup code for that, so we used bold instead). It's almost a ''running gag'' among political professionals - the more a fundraising letter looks like an overwritten ''piece of crap'' that wouldn't get by a ''third-grade teacher'', the more ''money'' it brings in. This is because supporters ''don't read'' the letter, they just give you hundreds or thousands of dollars based on ''skimming it''.



* Despite what software license writers might think, writing an entire paragraph in ALL CAPS makes it harder to read and more likely just to be skimmed over, defeating the entire point of putting it in ALL CAPS in the first place. This makes sense for those written under the assumption that they won't actually be read, but there's no excuse otherwise.



* Some people on forums have gotten into the habit of marking up each individual word (including underline and strikeout) in their signature quotes in an attempt to make their quotes look special.
* A common SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tactic is to highlight every single use of certain keywords so that your site is bumped up in searches for said keywords. When overused, it can give the feel of this trope.
1st Dec '15 4:50:58 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The manga of ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria'' uses the "dot" variant ''very'' often in the Japanese version. Usually in Kinji's inner monologues, or when a character is giving {{Exposition}}.

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* The manga of ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria'' ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'' uses the "dot" variant ''very'' often in the Japanese version. Usually in Kinji's inner monologues, or when a character is giving {{Exposition}}.
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