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19th Jun '16 9:46:34 PM Adept
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* British TV chefs such as Jamie Oliver and GordonRamsay are especially prone to this on their TV cooking shows. both will over-use superlatives continually to describe nice-looking, but perfectly ordinary, dishes that words like "incredible" and "superb" eventually lack significance.

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* British TV chefs such as Jamie Oliver and GordonRamsay Creator/GordonRamsay are especially prone to this on their TV cooking shows. both will over-use superlatives continually to describe nice-looking, but perfectly ordinary, dishes that words like "incredible" and "superb" eventually lack significance.
27th May '16 5:39:00 AM MCanter89
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Elaine, working as an editor, goes overboard on the exclamation points. This overlaps with WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Elaine, working Elaine (working as an editor, editor) goes overboard on the exclamation points. This overlaps with WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma.



* What about certain presenters - Jeremy Clarkson, for instance, '''really''' ''likes'' '''to put''' ''emphasis'' on '''''almost''''' ''every'' word. Oddly enough, Andrew Marr shares this habit.

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* What about certain presenters - Jeremy Clarkson, for instance, '''really''' ''likes'' '''to put''' ''emphasis'' on '''''almost''''' ''every'' word. Oddly enough, Andrew Marr shares this habit.
11th Apr '16 7:56:30 PM Twentington
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* This can be said about Music/ChristinaAguilera, whose habit of reminding the listener that she has a big, loud singing voice often drowns out the meaning of the song she's trying to sing.

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* This can be said about nearly any female singer who has the capability to belt, such as Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/CelineDion, or Music/MartinaMcBride, whose habit habits of reminding the listener that she has a they have big, loud singing voice voices often drowns drown out the meaning of the song she's trying to sing.songs.


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* CountryMusic singer Craig Morgan has a tendency to belt and scream when it's completely uncalled for, such as "International Harvester", "Wake Up Lovin' You", and especially "Bonfire". Many times, this is paired with him ridiculously over-exaggerating his twang.
* This could be said to be the SignatureStyle of Music/RascalFlatts on ''Me and My Gang'', ''Still Feels Good'', and ''Unstoppable''. These albums were all produced by Dann Huff, who saddled the band with [[LoudnessWar screaming metal guitars, blaring string sections, and thundering pianos]], forcing lead singer Gary [=LeVox=] to [[MelismaticVocals warble]] above the noise at [[CarefulWithThatAxe an annoyingly high pitch and volume]] that was sometimes literally painful to the listener's ears. Huff finally dialed down the excess when the band moved to Big Machine Records for ''Nothing Like This'' and ''Changed'', and they got rid of him entirely for ''Rewind''.
7th Mar '16 3:01:33 PM margdean56
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* Older English editions of Literature/TheBible emphazised certain words in every sentence, probably because the editors intended the text to be ''read out loud''.

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* Older English editions of Literature/TheBible emphazised emphasized certain words in every sentence, probably because the editors intended the text to be ''read out loud''.


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** Another variation is those Bibles that print all direct quotes from Jesus in ''red''.
7th Mar '16 2:59:52 PM margdean56
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* LordPeterWimsey's assistant Miss Climpson likes to emphasize everything with italics in her letters. Since they usually only take up a few pages, it's more of a character quirk than an annoyance.

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* LordPeterWimsey's assistant Miss Climpson likes to emphasize everything with italics in her letters. [[note]]Actually single, double, and triple underlining, which in print translates to italics, small caps, and all caps respectively. Also lots of exclamation points.[[/note]] Since they usually only take up a few pages, it's more of a character quirk than an annoyance.
2nd Feb '16 1:53:42 PM MCanter89
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'''[[HypocriticalHumor Remember this:]]''' ''when '''everything''' is emphasized'' '''''nothing''''' ''is''!

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'''[[HypocriticalHumor Remember this:]]''' ''when '''everything''' is emphasized'' '''''nothing''''' ''is''!
emphasized, '''nothing''' is''!
15th Jan '16 7:53:24 AM Anddrix
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* The dialogue in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' is filled with '''bolded words'''. Sometimes it's there to [[ViewersAreMorons make sure that readers don't miss the puns]], but most of the time it's downright random.

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* The dialogue in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' is filled with '''bolded words'''. Sometimes it's there to [[ViewersAreMorons make sure that readers don't miss the puns]], puns, but most of the time it's downright random.
5th Jan '16 9:45:29 PM HighCrate
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* Pretty much everything listed under WorldOfHam probably overlaps with this trope to at least some extent. Particularly ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]''.
14th Dec '15 6:31:22 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime!!!]]
* DanGreen said in an interview (perhaps jokingly) that all of his lines in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' were written in ALL CAPS with bold for '''EVEN MORE EMPHASIS'''!
** Dan Green has actually advised to avoid this, since "if everything is at level 10, nothing stands out."

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[[folder:Anime!!!]]
[[folder:Anime & Manga!!!]]
* DanGreen Creator/DanGreen said in an interview (perhaps jokingly) that all of his lines in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' were written in ALL CAPS with bold for '''EVEN MORE EMPHASIS'''!
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EMPHASIS'''! Dan Green has actually advised to avoid this, since "if everything is at level 10, nothing stands out."



[[folder:Comics!!!]]
* It was a convention in some comic strips to use exclamation points at the end of ''every sentence''. This tradition reportedly began because with the older, fairly coarse four color printing process, it was easy for a tiny dot like a period to be lost, but some of an exclamation point would survive! (Letters would also sometimes be joined by stray ink: writers were advised not to use the verb "flick" or name a character "Clint", lest the l and i run together and produce a [[PrecisionFStrike serious]] [[CountryMatters violation]] of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode!) Serials such as ''MaryWorth'', ''Apartment 3G'', ''ComicStrip/RexMorganMD'' and ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' are known for this, as well as ''Archie'' comics and many others.
* '''Mainstream comic books''' tend to do this with '''bold text'''. It's actually very '''strange''' and no one seems to know why it '''happens.''' Possibly, it's intended to highlight the key (i.e., plot relevant) words in the character's '''speech,''' and has nothing to do with how the characters are '''talking.''' That way the '''readers,''' if they want to get to the guys in colored tights '''beating''' on each other, can skim more '''easily.''' That doesn't make it any less '''weird''' for someone who isn't '''used''' to reading comics. [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] loves to point out this, as reading speech balloons aloud (sometimes, [[LargeHam as dramatically as possible]]) is obligatory for his reviews.
** Often (though not always) the emphasized words are those that one would expect to be stressed slightly more in natural-sounding speech: "His '''power''' ... I've never seen anything '''like''' it!" Using '''bold''' text does come across as a bit overly dramatic and ''italic'' would probably be better, but a lot of letterers produce "normal" text that's already slanted significantly from the vertical, so that italic doesn't stand out as much.
* A lot of words you wouldn't expect to be italicized ''are anyway'' in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.
** Averted with Rorschach who speaks with no italics or bold. His voice ''is'' described by other characters though as being a creepy, gravel-y monotone

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[[folder:Comics!!!]]
* It was a convention in some comic strips to use exclamation points at the end of ''every sentence''. This tradition reportedly began because with the older, fairly coarse four color printing process, it was easy for a tiny dot like a period to be lost, but some of an exclamation point would survive! (Letters would also sometimes be joined by stray ink: writers were advised not to use the verb "flick" or name a character "Clint", lest the l and i run together and produce a [[PrecisionFStrike serious]] [[CountryMatters violation]] of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode!) Serials such as ''MaryWorth'', ''Apartment 3G'', ''ComicStrip/RexMorganMD'' and ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' are known for this, as well as ''Archie'' comics and many others.
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* '''Mainstream comic books''' tend to do this with '''bold text'''. It's actually very '''strange''' and no one seems to know why it '''happens.''' Possibly, it's intended to highlight the key (i.e., plot relevant) words in the character's '''speech,''' and has nothing to do with how the characters are '''talking.''' That way the '''readers,''' if they want to get to the guys in colored tights '''beating''' on each other, can skim more '''easily.''' That doesn't make it any less '''weird''' for someone who isn't '''used''' to reading comics. [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] loves to point out this, as reading speech balloons aloud (sometimes, [[LargeHam as dramatically as possible]]) is obligatory for his reviews.
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reviews.\\\
Often (though not always) the emphasized words are those that one would expect to be stressed slightly more in natural-sounding speech: "His '''power''' ... I've never seen anything '''like''' it!" Using '''bold''' text does come across as a bit overly dramatic and ''italic'' would probably be better, but a lot of letterers produce "normal" text that's already slanted significantly from the vertical, so that italic doesn't stand out as much.
* A lot of words you wouldn't expect to be italicized ''are anyway'' in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.
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''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''. Averted with Rorschach who speaks with no italics or bold. His voice ''is'' described by other characters though as being a creepy, gravel-y monotonemonotone.



* In Magazine/{{MAD}}, words are bolded apparently at random. Might be a parody of comic books as a genre.
* Attention '''true believers'''! Emphasis is a '''signature''' element in the writing of '''StanLee!'''

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* In Magazine/{{MAD}}, words are bolded apparently at random. Might be a parody of comic books as a genre.
* Attention '''true believers'''! Emphasis is a '''signature''' element in the writing of '''StanLee!''''''Creator/StanLee!'''



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[[folder:Film!!!]][[folder:Comic Strips!!!]]
* It was a convention in some comic strips to use exclamation points at the end of ''every sentence''. This tradition reportedly began because with the older, fairly coarse four color printing process, it was easy for a tiny dot like a period to be lost, but some of an exclamation point would survive! (Letters would also sometimes be joined by stray ink: writers were advised not to use the verb "flick" or name a character "Clint", lest the l and i run together and produce a [[PrecisionFStrike serious]] [[CountryMatters violation]] of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode!) Serials such as ''ComicStrip/MaryWorth'', ''ComicStrip/ApartmentThreeG'', ''ComicStrip/RexMorganMD'' and ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' are known for this, as well as ''Archie'' comics and many others.
* In Magazine/{{MAD}}, words are bolded apparently at random. Might be a parody of comic books as a genre.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action!!!]]



** This seems to be a habit of Creator/PeterJackson's. Was the strobe effect really necessary in ''Film/KingKong2005''?

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** * This seems to be a habit of Creator/PeterJackson's. Was the strobe effect really necessary in ''Film/KingKong2005''?






[[folder:Live Action TV!!!]]
* In an episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', Elaine, working as an editor, goes overboard on the exclamation points. This overlaps with WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma.

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV!!!]]
* In an episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Elaine, working as an editor, goes overboard on the exclamation points. This overlaps with WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma.



[[folder:Magazines!!!]]
* The magazine ''boot'' (predecesor to Maximum PC) had an IRATE letter to the EDITOR saying that it was the first and last issue he reads because ''boot'' BOLDFACES every third WORD. The reply: You CAN'T win them ALL, Clark.
* The Plain Truth, the house magazine of a particularly strange fringe-Christian denomination, was OVERLY FOND of this! Church fuhrer Herbert W. Armstrong was ''SO CONCERNED'' that his readership understood the ONE TRUE WAY OF GOD that not a sentence went by without '''EMPHASIS''' being placed on the KEY POINTS of the '''GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!''' Brethren, do NOT let yourselves be '''DECEIVED''' by FALSE PROPHECY!
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[[folder:Print Media!!!]]
* The magazine ''boot'' (predecesor to Maximum PC) had an IRATE letter to the EDITOR saying that it was the first and last issue he reads because ''boot'' BOLDFACES every third WORD. The reply: You CAN'T win them ALL, Clark.
* The Plain Truth, the house magazine of a particularly strange fringe-Christian denomination, was OVERLY FOND of this! Church fuhrer Herbert W. Armstrong was ''SO CONCERNED'' that his readership understood the ONE TRUE WAY OF GOD that not a sentence went by without '''EMPHASIS''' being placed on the KEY POINTS of the '''GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!''' Brethren, do NOT let yourselves be '''DECEIVED''' by FALSE PROPHECY!
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[[folder:Webcomics!!!]]
* Aaron William's works (''{{Nodwick}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Ps238}}''), for otherwise exceptional series, can often feature uncomfortable amounts of this.
* Many sparks in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' talk like this.
* The dialogue in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' is filled with '''bolded words'''. Sometimes it's there to [[ViewersAreMorons make sure that readers don't miss the puns]], but most of the time it's downright random.
* In over ten years of ''GeneCatlow'', there are maybe two sentences that don't end in either an exclamation point, a question mark, or an ellipsis. This can make the frequent [[WallOfText exposition]] frustrating to read, especially on an ArchiveBinge.
* The Birthday Cake's storybook is guilty of this in Webcomic/AwfulHospital. It was a very excitable, high-strung, and easily irritable pastry.
* Karkat from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' CONSTANTLY TYPES IN ALL CAPS NO MATTER WHAT HE'S SAYING. This is likely deliberate on his part, representing how PISSED OFF AT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING HE IS, PRETTY MUCH CONSTANTLY.
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[[folder:Video Games!!!]]
* The ''BreathOfFire'' series is particularly guilty of this, combining it with RainbowSpeak.
* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series tends to do this, particularly during battles.
* Your Happy Buddy from ''VideoGame/PresentableLiberty'' often sends you letters written in {{CAPSLOCK}}, accompanied by more exclamation marks than the page can fit.
--> MORNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SOLD MY HOUSE AND MY FOOD and one of my lungs but DON'T WORRY
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[[folder:Video Games!!!]]
* The ''BreathOfFire'' series is particularly guilty of this, combining it with RainbowSpeak.
* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series tends to do this, particularly during battles.
* Your Happy Buddy from ''VideoGame/PresentableLiberty'' often sends you letters written in {{CAPSLOCK}}, accompanied by more exclamation marks than the page can fit.
--> MORNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SOLD MY HOUSE AND MY FOOD and one of my lungs but DON'T WORRY
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics!!!]]
* Aaron William's works (''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Ps238}}''), for otherwise exceptional series, can often feature uncomfortable amounts of this.
* Many sparks in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' talk like this.
* The dialogue in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' is filled with '''bolded words'''. Sometimes it's there to [[ViewersAreMorons make sure that readers don't miss the puns]], but most of the time it's downright random.
* In over ten years of ''GeneCatlow'', there are maybe two sentences that don't end in either an exclamation point, a question mark, or an ellipsis. This can make the frequent [[WallOfText exposition]] frustrating to read, especially on an ArchiveBinge.
* The Birthday Cake's storybook is guilty of this in ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital''. It is a very excitable, high-strung, and easily irritable pastry.
* Karkat from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' CONSTANTLY TYPES IN ALL CAPS NO MATTER WHAT HE'S SAYING. This is likely deliberate on his part, representing how PISSED OFF AT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING HE IS, PRETTY MUCH CONSTANTLY.
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14th Dec '15 1:26:08 AM StFan
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* It was a convention in some comic strips to use exclamation points at the end of ''every sentence''. This tradition reportedly began because with the older, fairly coarse four color printing process, it was easy for a tiny dot like a period to be lost, but some of an exclamation point would survive! (Letters would also sometimes be joined by stray ink: writers were advised not to use the verb "flick" or name a character "Clint", lest the l and i run together and produce a [[PrecisionFStrike serious]] [[CountryMatters violation]] of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode!) Serials such as ''MaryWorth'', ''Apartment 3G'', ''ComicStrip/RexMorganMD'' and ''MarkTrail'' are known for this, as well as ''Archie'' comics and many others.

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* It was a convention in some comic strips to use exclamation points at the end of ''every sentence''. This tradition reportedly began because with the older, fairly coarse four color printing process, it was easy for a tiny dot like a period to be lost, but some of an exclamation point would survive! (Letters would also sometimes be joined by stray ink: writers were advised not to use the verb "flick" or name a character "Clint", lest the l and i run together and produce a [[PrecisionFStrike serious]] [[CountryMatters violation]] of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode!) Serials such as ''MaryWorth'', ''Apartment 3G'', ''ComicStrip/RexMorganMD'' and ''MarkTrail'' ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' are known for this, as well as ''Archie'' comics and many others.
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