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3rd Feb '16 6:53:15 AM Thranx
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*** Scare quotes are unfairly named, as they do have some legitimate uses. They can express subtle irony when used correctly. They're also used in academic or formal writing to introduce an important term or phrase that the author believes will be unfamiliar to readers.
23rd Jan '16 9:33:05 PM nombretomado
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* From a literary criticism by [[http://fofweb.com/Lit/default.asp?ItemID=WE54 John Fletcher]] of ''TheStranger'':
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* From a literary criticism by [[http://fofweb.com/Lit/default.asp?ItemID=WE54 John Fletcher]] of ''TheStranger'':''Literature/TheStranger'':
23rd Jan '16 4:31:04 PM nombretomado
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* A good example of an unintentional spoken example occurs in the final scene of ''Film/BigDaddy'', when Sonny Koufax (AdamSandler) tells the guests at his birthday party, "Let's go eat everybody!" [[IAmAHumanitarian Presumably, Sonny didn't believe that Hooters was a restaurant for cannibals.]]
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* A good example of an unintentional spoken example occurs in the final scene of ''Film/BigDaddy'', when Sonny Koufax (AdamSandler) (Creator/AdamSandler) tells the guests at his birthday party, "Let's go eat everybody!" [[IAmAHumanitarian Presumably, Sonny didn't believe that Hooters was a restaurant for cannibals.]]
22nd Jan '16 11:21:25 PM Midna
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the word-search Sans tries to use to stump the player is headlined with "Hey Kid's!" Since the rest of the game uses correct punctuation, it's definitely intentional.
18th Jan '16 10:19:54 PM Hyperion5
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* Some people somehow have managed to assume that contractions such as must've and should've - contractions for must have and should have, respectively - are, due to their pronunciation, "must of" and "should of" respectively, and will use this form when they should have used the former. Needless to say, this is a giant mistake.
17th Jan '16 6:13:34 PM nombretomado
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* The subtitling for the Clairconctlar in the game [[StarControl Star Control 3]] uses a period between just about every word to represent their slow speech with long time between words.
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* The subtitling for the Clairconctlar in the game [[StarControl Star Control 3]] ''VideoGame/StarControl3'' uses a period between just about every word to represent their slow speech with long time between words.
29th Dec '15 4:05:48 AM Anddrix
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* '''[[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom DOCTOR DOOM]]''' possesses the [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway power to speak all in]] '''BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS'''. This has been [[LampshadeHanging noticed and commented on by other characters]] besides the ususal [[MetaGuy Meta Guy's]].
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* '''[[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom DOCTOR DOOM]]''' '''DOCTOR DOOM''' possesses the [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway power to speak all in]] '''BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS'''. This has been [[LampshadeHanging noticed and commented on by other characters]] besides the ususal [[MetaGuy Meta Guy's]].
26th Dec '15 6:41:07 PM nombretomado
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* As a general rule, SilverAge Marvel comics would end ''every single sentence'' with an exclamation point! Justified a bit, as StanLee actually talks like that! Excelsior!
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* As a general rule, SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Marvel comics would end ''every single sentence'' with an exclamation point! Justified a bit, as StanLee Creator/StanLee actually talks like that! Excelsior!
3rd Dec '15 5:46:27 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': There's a joke that ''Catching Fire'' and ''Mockingjay'' are written almost entirely in sentence fragments. Of course, this is a poorly-educated, emotionally jaded teenage girl narrating
3rd Dec '15 4:31:16 PM nombretomado
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** For some reason this error is particularly common in Japan. Thus video games have received titles such as ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Y's]]''[[note]]only the SegaMasterSystem version, fortunately[[/note]], ''8 Eye's'', ''Pig's and Bomber's'', ''Ninja Master's'' and ''Steam Heart's''. While the title of ''Ninja Princess'' is free of such spurious apostrophes, its beginning screen does say "Princess'es Adventure Starts."
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** For some reason this error is particularly common in Japan. Thus video games have received titles such as ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Y's]]''[[note]]only the SegaMasterSystem UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem version, fortunately[[/note]], ''8 Eye's'', ''Pig's and Bomber's'', ''Ninja Master's'' and ''Steam Heart's''. While the title of ''Ninja Princess'' is free of such spurious apostrophes, its beginning screen does say "Princess'es Adventure Starts."
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