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Old 02-14-2020, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Thudlow Boink View Post
Side question: Did people do this before computers? In handwritten, printed, or typed documents, stress or strong emotion could be indicated by underlining, italics, or boldface, but for quite a while all of those were unavailable in many computer-related contexts, so ALL CAPS was sometimes used instead.
Yes, people definitely did this with typewriters, possibly in imitation of typeset smallcaps, which are also sometimes used for emphasis.