->oh hey what's this trope over here

For some reason, a statement can become a bit funnier if there isn't any punctuation at the end. Compare the following:

* ''Oh, my God! That is the most amazing thing I've ever seen!''
* ''oh my god that is the most amazing thing ive ever seen''

Whereas the first one is grammatically correct, with punctuation in all the right places, the second has no punctuation. The reason the one without punctuation could possibly be funnier to you is that punctuation implies inflection. Without punctuation, the statement gives off the feeling that it was said in an emotionally blank voice, akin to the FlatWhat. Alternately, it might come across as breathless, as if the speaker was so excited [[MotorMouth their comments came out too quickly for punctuation]]. And, in particular, without the pauses denoted by commas.

The phenomenon is common on the internet, where people seem to often forget that a keyboard has keys for periods and commas. In that respect, people might also associate punctuation-bereft sentences with those inexperienced with computers, adding another possible source for amusement. It's also used to suggest a silly point of view in an enthusiastic-but-not-too-bright manner, often with AllCaps (another sign of being unfamiliar with computers): HEY YOU GUYS THIS IS THE BEST PAGE ON THE WIKI

Compare WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma and The NoPunctuationPeriod, where the poor grammar is a source of annoyance rather than amusement. Contrast NothingIsScarier, where the lack of something invokes fear rather than humour. See MotorMouth for dialogue equivalents.

* [[http://youtu.be/loWFypHb48k This newsreader]] learned an important lesson about vetting his Autocue script for proper grammar before making a live broadcast.
* Ubiquitous in Website/{{Tumblr}} posts. An EnforcedTrope to a certain extent, as tags form a large part of tumblr dialogue (and have even begun to influence how users talk out of tags), and putting a comma into a tag ends it. Hence, a lack of commas.
** many tumblr users also have a tendency to capitalise like [[SuddenlyShouting thIS TO INDICATE THEY STARTED TALKING NORMALLY THEN STARTED YELLING]]
* Likewise; Twitter requires posts be in 140 characters each, so no punctuation can mean the difference between a post and a thread. Perhaps
** even a tiny follow-up post with only a few words in it.
* [[MemeticMutation what is this i don't even]]
** i'm 12 and what is this
** [[FlatWhat what]]
** [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/how-is-babby-formed how is babby formed]]
* In Literature/DreamHighSchool Corliss rants breathlessly to the protagonist about how she looked up to her in first grade. She does have a comma at the end of her paragraph-long spiel, though.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' often did this after its more [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness conventionally-punctuated first decade]].
* ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant''
* ''Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}}'' often uses this.
** It's also in ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest''.
* ''Webcomic/PicturesForSadChildren''
* ''Feel Afraid'' comics.
* ''Muse'' magazine once printed a fan letter that started out with her complaining that they never print any of her letters. Then she wrote that she loved the mag and requested a couple of article subjects, [[NoPunctuationPeriod all without any punctuation or even]] ''[[NoPunctuationPeriod spaces]]''. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments The editors gave a reply that had punctuation but no letters.]]
* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=000941 This page]] of ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth''.
* Part of Creator/ChristopherWalken's unique style is that he ignores the punctuation in his scripts and just goes with what he likes.
** Lampshaded to hell and back on an {{Series/SNL}} appearance, where he sang "Tomato/Tomah-toe" without ever actually altering his pronunciation. After all, it was spelled as-normal on the cue-cards.
* Unintentionally([[PoesLaw ?]]), ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''.
* This contributes to the [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiness]] of several ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' characters, particularly Kanaya and Dave. Dave gets bonus points for also not capitalizing anything.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''.
* In ''VideoGame/FruitMystery'', the protagonist is completely insane and likes feeding human foods to zoo animals, often with deadly consequences, which is PlayedForLaughs. After feeding a zoo animal, a window pops up for the protagonist to tell you what happened, and his writing is full of grammatical errors, little punctuation, misspelled words, and some words are randomly in all caps.
* This trope is part of what makes ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'' so funny. The game is a BlindIdiotTranslation of ''Pokemon Crystal Version'', and the frequent grammatical errors and misspelled words only make the nonsensical dialogue even more [[MindScrew mind screw-y]] and hilarious.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' makes use of this at times.
* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'', at times.
* The Literature/{{Molesworth}} stories lean very hard on this as a source of humor. Note that they are written in the voice of an under-achieving schoolboy, so this is entirely {{justified|Trope}}.
* At ''Blog/MythsRetold'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin myths get retold]] in this style.
* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' speaks in all lowercase letters, with haphazard use of punctuation.
* ''Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves'' tells the tale of an unwanted comma:
-->''Back at The New Yorker, [[Creator/JamesThurber Thurber]] tells the story of “the grison anecdote” – a story about a soap salesman who belatedly spots a grison (a South American weasel-like carnivore) on a porch in New Jersey. Now, Thurber says he commanded [his editor] Ross not to change a word of this piece, but he was obviously asking for trouble. “It preserves the fine texture of the most delicate skin and lends a lasting and radiant rosiness to the complexion my God what is that thing?” says the salesman. Ross, of course, inserted a comma after “my God”. He just couldn’t help himself.''