SHOUTING; emphasis?

Mai Kuha mkuha at BSU.EDU
Mon Sep 9 02:05:30 UTC 2002

On 9/8/02 3:13 PM, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:

> (...) It
> is clear from context that the writer was not "shouting" (whatever that means
> in a written medium)--he or she was typing all caps (for whatever reason). So
> to say, "Please don't shout!" is a peculiar utterance when the speaker was of
> course not REALLY shouting at all. (...)

Just to check, are you saying that an utterance does not count as shouting
unless the speaker/writer intended to shout?


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