Freedom of speech does NOT mean that you can say whatever you want, whenever you want, without consequence. Freedom of speech is not a loophole for you to be an asshole. All it means is that you won’t be arrested for having opinions. You can still be arrested for death threats and the like. A content creator can remove your comments from their page, there’s nothing about that which violates freedom of speech. Removing a stupid comment is not the same thing as putting you in jail.
Why is it that half the time anyone uses italics for emphasis, they use it on the wrong word? I just don’t understand, all you have to do is listen to yourself say it.
For example, “Dogs are usually bigger than cats, but not always.” The emphasis could make the most sense on “usually” and/or “always” if the sentence has no other context. If the context is what animals are bigger than cats, you could emphasize “dogs”.
If you’re someone who has trouble with this, maybe italicizing a phrase rather than a word would help. For example, “Dogs are usually bigger than cats, but not always.” It’s probably easier to decide on the most important part of the sentence when you don’t have to pin it on a single word, but a bunch of words that work together.
This has been Minor Writing Problems That Annoy Me by tettixicada.
Ok so I knew there were some spelling differences between British English and American English, like flavour/flavor, aeroplane/airplane, and grey/gray. But I never knew until now that “instalment” was not a typo.
The annoying thing is, I am willing and able (I think) to fix any genuine typos I find on tvtropes. But almost the only time I have the patience to read it is on my phone before going to sleep. So I’ll notice the typo, and then when I get on the computer the next day I won’t feel like sifting through for it again.
Note: I have 0 tolerance for mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks.
I have much more tolerance for spiders though I don’t want them directly touching me. And I enjoy watching/handling some bugs like cicadas and fireflies.