reply to post by MrNobody777
I dont know why people do this, i think it is just an affect of people using smartphones and such. But, there is something called Covert hypnosis
where you can use techniques, like capitalizing words to send messages to the unconscious mind. For instance, if i where to capitalize these words:
SCRATCH YOUR NOSE, and put them in a sentence, chances are that your gonna scratch your nose while reading it.
You are correct. I am currently in my last year of a masters in psychotherapy.. A big part of it is using hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Hypnotic techniques are used on us on a daily basis, they are designed to by pass certain filters in our conscious mind and head directly to the sub
conscious. Mostly they are harmless and pretty obvious when you look at them consciously, but they are still used to to influence our mind and
behavior. Advertising being the worst culprit.
Showing us words in capital letters is one of these methods used. For example when you see the word STOP! in capital letters.. It will cause an
unconscious reaction to the seeing word, which will vary from person to person.
Although I have seen it quite a lot here in terms of trying to influence someone, people will also use this to express certain emotions.
Generally I think the specific errors the OP is talking about here is because people are using smartphones to post more these days. They are sometimes
a nightmare to use and make it easy to make certain and repeated mistakes. It is very easy to make mistakes when posting long text in a hurry using a
I've personally had both annoyances pointed out by the op, Capitalizing certain letters so it looks odd is common thing that happens and the comma
thing has happened many times before aswell.
Because our mind doesn't actually read the words buts recognizes the pattern of the words when reading, I suspect this disrupts the natural patterns
the OP has learned and uses, which in turn causes a negative reaction in the OP because of this. Annoyance or a subtle emotion of anger, writing a
post about it is a way of venting that anger.
If anyone does feel this emotion when seeing a spelling or grammar mistake, just recognize it, tell yourself it doesn't affect you directly or the way
you live your life and move on. There are a lot more important things to be worrying about in life.
Disclaimer: I am using a smartphone to post, any mistakes in grammar or spelling, apologies now.. please don't get all anal about it.
17-1-2013 by misscurious because: (no reason given)