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I stick to reserving all caps for band names that are abbreviations (e.g. PFM), acronyms (e.g. ABBA) or short names with digits (e.g. UB40), otherwise I stick to the conventional capitalisation for proper nouns. That way everything is much easier to read.
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Another reason digital suxs!! Don't let digital create cancel culture in music......

CAN phucking rule!!!!
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Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Originally posted by Shadowyzard Shadowyzard wrote:

xAxVxLxExGxBxMxAxOxFxFxFxAxSxSxSxSxIxTxIxMxIxWxOxAxMxNxDxUxTxRxOxAxBxCxWxAxPxWxAxExIxIxPxPxOxHxFxFxFx

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The title of this South African brutal death metal band stands for:

Oops, its meaning is atrocious. Look it up at your own peril.

You have way too many x's in that.
It's actually...

XAVLEGBMAOFFFASSSSITIMIWOAMNDUTROABCWAPWAEIIPPOHFFFX

And yes...Atrocious is a good description, although it's shock for shock value only IMO.
It takes little imagination to create such stuff.


I reviewed their album a way back. BOOOOOOOORING (in all caps)

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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Another reason digital suxs!! Don't let digital create cancel culture in music......

Can phucking rule!!!!

That sums it up neatly. Tongue
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Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

ni


ni hao!

你好

Sounds like Lewian needs to learn a Chinese language!

No capital or lowercase letters.

In fact NO letters at all!

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ni

As you pointed out when reviewing their albums, "emphatically lower case".
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Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

ni

As you pointed out when reviewing their albums, "emphatically lower case".


ni hao means hello in mandarin chinese!

as i've learned through learning the three jurisdictions of LAW, capitalization changes intrinsic jurisdiction over the name presented

as for stylizing band names, doesn't really bother me

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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

There's absolutely no defense for all-capitals--  my God, even posties Ui don't use all-caps! ... that said, how about the NeBeLNeST font where only consonants are capitalized ~

This is a bit off-topic, but some of the newsgroups I used to hang out in while in college (late 1980s into early 1990s, before the WWW became what it is today) made use of similar forms of capitalization for entire posts. I think sometimes it was meant to mock something (as this happened more often in flame groups), but it seemed some of the goofier posters just liked the way it looked. I even wrote a script in an ancient programming language called Rexx (on a VM/CMS mainframe) that did this to blocks of text using a random number generator (didn't have to write this, was just a call to a subroutine package).

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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

ni


ni hao!

你好

Sounds like Lewian needs to learn a Chinese language!

No capital or lowercase letters.

In fact NO letters at all!

I always wanted to do that but I'm too stupid for it. Ouch
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^ not a matter of intelligence, it's a matter of time and dedication.

Mandarin Chinese is quite logical and easier than you think once you recognize radicals.

The hardest part is memorizing all the characters and the tones.

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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

^ not a matter of intelligence, it's a matter of time and dedication.

Mandarin Chinese is quite logical and easier than you think once you recognize radicals.

The hardest part is memorizing all the characters and the tones.

Ohh yes, tones is a biggy. I traveled to China for work for a previous company, of course 'knee-how' was first thing I learned. I picked up quite a bit of Mandarin during my trips, none of it stuck though. Fascinating culture, and all the food I ate was nothing short of spectacular.
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Roast Pork EGG Fu Yung rules.
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

^ not a matter of intelligence, it's a matter of time and dedication.

Mandarin Chinese is quite logical and easier than you think once you recognize radicals.

The hardest part is memorizing all the characters and the tones.

Ohh yes, tones is a biggy. I traveled to China for work for a previous company, of course 'knee-how' was first thing I learned. I picked up quite a bit of Mandarin during my trips, none of it stuck though. Fascinating culture, and all the food I ate was nothing short of spectacular.


I've studied Mandarin a bit but am by no means an expert. On the positive side, there are no capital letters! No plurals and the grammar is fairly straight forward. If i had more time i would love to explore the language and culture more but only so many hours in a puppy day :D

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^I studied Mandarin at university, although because of clashes with my major, I had to drop it. But it was far more simple and logical than I was expecting. The hardest part is definitely getting the four tones correct. (One word can have four different meanings depending on the intonation.)
Even learning the characters was easier than I expected.

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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

^ not a matter of intelligence, it's a matter of time and dedication.

Mandarin Chinese is quite logical and easier than you think once you recognize radicals.

The hardest part is memorizing all the characters and the tones.

Of course you're right; in fact stupidity was a stupid word to use there Tongue, but my memory is really bad.
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Originally posted by nick_h_nz nick_h_nz wrote:

^I studied Mandarin at university, although because of clashes with my major, I had to drop it. But it was far more simple and logical than I was expecting. The hardest part is definitely getting the four tones correct. (One word can have four different meanings depending on the intonation.)
Even learning the characters was easier than I expected.



Exactly. Once you learn the radicals (components of the characters) it IS logical indeed.

The one annoying problem with characters though is that you can't use a dictionary until you learn all the radicals and recognize which ones are primary!

At least Mandarin has 4 tones. Some Chinese languages like Cantonese have 6!!!!

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Interesting (or not) side note, MUSEA Records CD issues had a habit of capitalizing peoplesí LAST NAMES in the liner notes. So you can read about Christian VANDER or Frederic LíEP…E or Kirt RUST or Gilbert GANDIL etc. Since then Iíve made a point of saying their last names more loudly.

Edited by HolyMoly - November 25 2021 at 16:07
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