What does using CAPITAL LETTERS mean in Internet (chatting) language?(help pls)
22 Jul 09
One of the ethics of sending emails is not to use capital letters. The reasons are as follows, which some MyLot members have already highlighted to you: 1. it's rude 2. it gives the wrong impression that you're angry 3. IT MAKES READING FAR MORE DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY IF YOU WRITE A LONG SENTENCE OR PARAGRAPH. NOTICE THIS? :) If you're really angry, then use capital letters with exclamation mark. But why get angry in an email? See that person face-to-face and tell him/her off :)
22 Jul 09
What does using capital letters mean on the internet? It can mean many things. Normally if your on a chat client or a messenger, such as aim. Capital letters means the person is stupid and forgot about caps lock or they are angry and shouting. If you reading an article on the internet it is most likely to be something very important. It could also be a warning, if it is a video game it will say something like "DO NOT CHEAT". I hope I helped.
25 Jul 09
I think it really depends on the context and how they are saying. If they use capital letters on one or two words they are probably trying to emphasize those certain words. When it comes to the whole sentence they are probably just trying to yell or they have absolutely have no clue how to venture the keyboard and find that caps lock.
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21 Jul 09
It depends on what the content is and the context it is said in. For example:- If you were to say - "This is a STUPID discussion." They would be highlighting it. But if they were to say - "THIS IS A STUPID DISCUSSION..." Then they'd probably be angry or shouting. (I don't think this is a stupid discussion by the way). :P Though some people just USE CAPS TO BE KIND OF ANNOYING. Haha.