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Offline Keno

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Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« on: October 14, 2009, 08:14:15 AM »
Like, seriously? It's a mark of stupidity, & yet everything is NEXT this, EXCEED that, & SOLDIER over there. When is Japan going to stop typing like a child?

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 08:17:24 AM »
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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 03:13:08 PM »
It ain't that common.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 04:17:24 PM »
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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 04:34:54 PM »
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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 08:54:57 PM »
BECAUSE CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL. LIKE MILHOUSE.




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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 09:02:27 PM »
Like, seriously? It's a mark of stupidity, & yet everything is NEXT this, EXCEED that, & SOLDIER over there. When is Japan going to stop typing like a child?
there's no such thing as capitals in the squiggly glyphs.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 10:43:49 PM »


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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 12:37:34 PM »
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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009, 01:22:20 PM »
Are comic books/strips cool?  Because I almost never see lowercase letters in those...

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2009, 05:20:56 PM »
All caps makes it stand out more. Also makes things like in strips easier to read since all the letters are the same size.  In Japans case, It's not like Japan doesn't use lower case, they just don't care since it really makes no difference since it's the same letter and meaning either way. Unlike Kata and Hira which are used for specific reasons.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2009, 09:30:58 PM »
They should learn better & know when to use capital letters, like, I dunno, maybe with abbreviations & acronyms.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2009, 12:44:13 AM »
They usually used lower case words when I visited some sites such as <Insert Japanese Text Here>English Text Goes Here. But I don't see much of the CAPS in some Japanese sites though. :/

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2009, 07:38:56 PM »
They use it in titles to look cooler I think.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2009, 12:41:26 AM »
Becuase it grabs attention plus it takes your eye away from the perverted games and makes you look at others, you pervert.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2009, 07:47:40 AM »
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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2009, 03:55:25 AM »
They use it in titles to look cooler I think.
To be fair, the Japanese are not the only ones to use all-caps in titles.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2009, 12:34:28 PM »
Yea, but American stuff in all caps is always trash. Unless it's an acronym or abbreviation or something.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2009, 12:53:48 PM »
You know, I find your username incredibly ironic.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2009, 07:44:54 PM »
I didn't do it.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2009, 07:58:39 PM »
english is special to them. they find a word with a meaning they enjoy and capitalize it.
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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2009, 08:24:50 PM »
You see, it's all that judgment of what they do and how they speak and how they ALLCAP things and how they drive that makes them want to withhold all the good stuff from us Americans when their games actually come over here...

The instant we learn to make love and not war with Japan is the instant my PS2/3 can has a happy time with Yakuza 3/4 and moar Sengoku Basara.

...okay, probably not, but could you imagine?

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2009, 08:48:13 PM »
You know, I find your username incredibly ironic.

Same here. XD

You see, it's all that judgment of what they do and how they speak and how they ALLCAP things and how they drive that makes them want to withhold all the good stuff from us Americans when their games actually come over here...

The instant we learn to make love and not war with Japan is the instant my PS2/3 can has a happy time with Yakuza 3/4 and moar Sengoku Basara.

...okay, probably not, but could you imagine?

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2009, 10:37:56 PM »
You know, I find your username incredibly ironic.
It would only be ironic if I did it.

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Re: Why is all caps cool in Japan?
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2009, 11:15:51 PM »
Meh, joke didn't go as well as I hoped. Name changed back to normal. :P