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For some, it could be "president". But in today's troubling news cycle, others – like the Brooklyn artist Adam Ellis – fight to choose between "rapist" and "racist".
Since the 1970s, more than 20 women have accused the president of the sexual misconduct – including the one who claims Trump she raped her when she was 13 years old at a party hosted by registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Now that Epstein back in the news faced with accusations of child sex trafficking, discussions about Trump's past accusers have resumed.
In recent discussions on Trump's links with Epstein, the president has also been criticized for writing a series of in which he asked the women of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Congress, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley to return to "totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came".
It's a deeply divided period for America, so Ellis has felt compelled to share an old cartoon – a Scrabble painting that protests against Trump with a powerful double-meaning.
The cartoon from the Ellis Scrabble board contains the phrase "Trump is a ra_ist", as well as two tiles, the letters C and P, that can be used to win a Triple Word Score.
"Both are working," the 32-year-old artist has captioned his cartoon on Instagram, suggesting that Trump is both a rapist and a racist. But as mentioned earlier, even though the artwork is timely, it's not new.
"I actually did the Trump cartoon in January 2017, ten days after it was inaugurated," Ellis explained in an e-mail. "Like many people, I've been shocked and upset by the election results, and creating documents is the only real way to handle things."
Although not all of Ellis's art is political, I noticed that with 1.4 million followers on Instagram, he felt it was "irresponsible" for him to deal with big political and social issues right from the start. that they present themselves.
"There are powerful people who make laws that actively harm a large part of the population," said Ellis. said
Since the comic was reposted on Instagram on June 22, he has acquired over 340,000 likes and new virality. This has also inspired other artists, such as 45-year-old Michael Schneider, to share original takes to the prompt to complete.
Schneider, an artist based in Portland, Oregon, recreated the piece using his characteristic style of bright colors and balloon letters. It's been only two days since I shared the message on Instagram, but it has already received over 42,000 "likes".
"I started using the balloons because they felt colorful and whimsical, which was ironic for some more serious messages than others," Schneider said in an email. He also explained that he felt compelled to share Ellis's message because "many people, especially women and members of marginalized communities, feel particularly targeted and isolated at this time."
"Although I am happy that many people resonate with this, it is that we must create this type of art."
Schneider believes that "whoever has the privilege should make his voice heard against this fascist, sexist and racist president" and wants to help raise awareness of the seriousness of the current political climate in America.
Ellis added that in addition to Schneider, he had seen a lot of people make their own variations of his comment on Scrabble, which he liked a lot. But he wants everyone to know that his comic strip was inspired by someone else.
"My original comic was influenced by a sign that I saw at the 2017 edition Women's march, that I put it in context and that I added the angle of Scrabble, "said Ellis, I made an effort to find the stranger who was holding the panel via Twitter in the hope of crediting it but his research did not succeed.
"I'd always like to find her, and her credit, if possible," Ellis repeated. So, if this artwork reminds you of your sign of the 2017 Women's Walk, consider talking to her.
if anyone knows the sign I am referring to, I would like to credit it !!
– Adam Ellis (ಥ﹏ಥ) (@moby_dickhead) February 2, 2017
In the end, Ellis's comic strip has been circulating on social media for two and a half years. He therefore thinks that sharing it is simply an act of "performative standby".
"It's as if we knew that he was a rapist, a racist, a liar and a criminal." What I'm going to do about it when I did the comic in 2017, I'm Angry and helpless, drawing was the only thing that kept me healthy, but we need to do more now, "he said.
"Posting a political message on Instagram is literally the simplest form of protest and activism," I said. "I do not want to give too much importance to my comics," Ellis said. "I hope that my art helps people feel less alone, keeps them angry, passionate about them and engages them in politics, but also encourages them to create their own art and get involved in them." social issues. "
Schneider has the same feeling about his work, but noted that the publication's popularity is definitely bitter-sweet.
"Even though I'm glad a lot of people are resonating with that, it's that we need that kind of art," Schneider said.
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Still, it's not a good feeling (to say the least) to realize that the strawberry milk you've drunk has Riverdale the character has betrayed you after all. You knew it was going to happen, is not it? But this is the problem of dairy products when you are lactose intolerant. You will just continue to get burned by the enemy. (The enemy is lactose.)
Are you feeling heartbreaking regrets after choosing to eat two slices of pizza for lunch? Watch these tweets – you are not alone! Yes, you still have a stomach ache, but maybe you can laugh a little to ease the pain. Do not laugh too much, though. It's going to make things worse.
My lactose intolerant friends: "A drop of dairy gives me a stomach ache that lasts 5,000 years The mere fact of seeing cows annoys me with symptoms that doctors have not had to deal with since dark age.The smell of cheese causes me alone- "
Also my lactose intolerant friends: pic.twitter.com/TXvv4odz9m
– Jack Jones (@ JackAJones426) June 14, 2019
Me: intolerant to eggs and lactose
Also me: a sandwich for breakfast egg and cheese
– Girbeagly (@Girbeagly) April 27, 2019
all lactose intolerant people eat dairy products and tweet about eating dairy products. I know it because I am one of them
– beth mccoll (@imteddybless) June 11, 2019
Show me someone who has her shit together, perfect skin, good in relationships, and is not lactose intolerant. You can not have all four. Not possible.
– Sydnee Washington (@Justsydnyc) May 13, 2019
Lactose intolerant people:
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– javi (@bigdaddyjavii) March 26, 2019
me, with lactose intolerance: * eat cheese *
digestive system: and i (p) oop
– josué (@icedjxsue) May 15, 2019
Lactose intolerant farts should be known as milk air
– Kathy (@ beyblade94evr) June 11, 2019
I was tea with milk
but you said you were
– cathy 🌱 (@sipsbobatea) April 16, 2019
Lactose intolerant people:
could fuck &
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have a big milkshake even though I am lactose intolerant
– g i z e l l 🌻 (@itsorcaa) April 13, 2019
I think I need to get a tattoo 'U R LACTOSE INTOLERANT & # 39; to my fucking hand
– jaN …: * ☆ (@ notcyb3rcutie) April 3, 2019
date a person who is lactose intolerant, they will not be afraid of anything, and will do anything, even if it means getting hurt in the process. I mean have you seen anyone who is lactose intolerant refuse cheese ?????
– this witch bitch (@mercstrology) June 9, 2019
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milk for him
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but he was
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– Jerry (@Jerrypleasure) June 8, 2019
just drank an iced coffee from Starbucks even though I'm lactose intolerant just to feel something
– 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕪 (@charitymadison_) June 20, 2019
Me: Can I have almond milk for my coffee? I am lactose intolerant.
Also me: OMG THEY HAVE CREAM TARTS.
– Stella Chuu 🔜 AnimeExpo (@StellaChuuuuu) May 5, 2019
if you are not lactose intolerant in 2019, what do you even
– katie dey (@katie_dey) April 22, 2019
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From an early age, we are trained in the capitalization of the first letter of defined terms, the beginning of sentences and proper names – names of people and specific places or objects. But in recent years, more and more extremely online individuals have invented a series of new uses for capitalization that do not meet the rules set by English teachers and style guides.
Nowadays, it is common to type a capitalized word to indicate SCREAMING, the use of ALTERNATIVE CAPTURE (often associated with SpongeBob memes) to convey mockery, or to complete the lack of capitalization, which can be done deliberately to appear extremely cold, or simply because one does not bother to hit the Shift key from time to time.
But there is another trend that I have seen repeatedly, in which more and more people intentionally capitalize the first letter of some words to make them stand out, as if it were the same. And I want to know why?
At one point, the capitalization of words As this has become an accepted practice, a secret code that we all agreed to start using in silence. But how exactly has it become a norm and what is forcing so many people to use this technique?
As you can assume logically, one of the main reasons why people embark on thug capitalization is to put the emphasis. Expert linguists have developed emphatic capitalization in a 2018 article by Rachel Thompson from Mashable, but after talking to a selection of self-proclaimed atypical capitalists, I learned that there are various other reasons why people engage in the trend.
It seems that the appeal of capitalization stems from the competitive nature of social media. Every day, people connect online to share photos, thoughts, shots and feelings in order to connect with each other. But because all of this content can be validated through preferences, favorites or retweets, often people do not just try to share pieces of themselves. Instead, they try to make these songs the funniest, deepest, or most innovative content.
Sometimes uppercase words in text or tweets emphasize an original idea, but give off a sense of extra pride. For example, after the Mashable Newsroom recently learned that Kraft was sticking a bandage in a tube and rebranding like Salad Frosting, my editor asked us via Slack that we would like to see in a tube. A colleague replied "hmmm maybe cookie dough", to which another replied: "it's already in the form of a tube." When asked why they had chosen capital letters in this case, they responded that they often participated in the trend "to make something more ironic".
Unnecessary ceilings act as an indicator of sorts. Not only do they warn readers that the edited text is the most important part of a thought, but also that the author has some sense of humor. I've witnessed this humor during tweets to ask my subscribers if anyone was attending Acts Of Rebellious Capitalization. Each person who is extremely self-aware and who has responded has made sure to maintain his capitalization habit in his answers, fully integrating the technique as part of his personality.
In extreme cases, people follow words with a trademark symbol to jokingly claim ownership of a sentence in a more formal way.
"When I use the trademark symbol in a conversation, I use it a bit to emphasize, but also as a mode of distinction, if it makes sense. Like, it's important but It's Important, Almost Moreso ™, "Emerson Schoenike, an 18-year-old, describes in a Twitter post that he ventured out of the official capitalization style as his" brand. " .
Andrea Butler, 25, agrees that the capitalization of certain words has a lot to do with personal branding. "For example, I wrote the other day a" very feminist friend "in an Instagram legend, because I am very feminist and part of my brand (and that of my friend)", a- she explained in an interview with Mashable. Butler also thinks that capitalization can "be a way of making fun of things that are not serious but serious people."
"If I said I have a big date tonight (especially if I've included the trademark symbol), that would mean that I'm going to a date that, I know, should be considered as a big deal, "says Butler," but in writing her own name I'm ironic. "
In a sense, the ™ the symbol works to make some words honorary proper nouns, like the linguistic version of Gretchen Wieners trying to make Fetch⁽ ™ a thing in the interior Average girls.
Although the personal brand may play a role in the decision to exaggerate with capitalization, certain cultural aspects and personalities also influence the trend.
Steve Carley, 28, who sometimes capitalizes the words "that indicate a thing to emphasize the importance of this thing," told Mashable that I had resumed the habit in none other than Stephen King . Carley noted that the author's story refers to his dog as "Molly the thing of evil" on Twitter since 2015.
One of the king the least favorite Twitter usersDonald Trump also likes to capitalize words in tweets – although his capital letters can often seem random and absurd.
Whether it is False media, Enemy of the people, Country, Treason, Obstruction and collusion, or the many other words that I've unnecessarily capitalized without explanation, his bad habit could certainly be a source of inspiration someone & # 39; a change their caps style.
Trump (connection): the time to capitalize at random some words
– Jon Christian (@Jon_Christian) June 9, 2019
The trend has already been observed before Trump's entry into office, and Schoenike thinks that the recent rise could also have a link with "the growing number of online Generation Z activities".
Schoenike, who sees a lot of style on Tumblr, explained that their generation had grown up in the era of advanced Internet jargon, which meant that they had a habit of constantly changing and that They were eager to choose different styles of typing.
In some cases, people are not entirely responsible for capitalizing a phrase in the middle. Several people using iOS devices, for example, have noticed that random words automatically capitalize when they type. You can disable the uppercase feature via the settings of your iPhone, but often, people contribute to the trend by letting the words be capitalized.
I capitalize only the defined terms, the proper names, the beginning of the sentences and all that you decide to use iOS – without apparent rhyme or reason – to capitalize.
– f wisen (@foswi) June 5, 2019
And of course, it is possible for Twitter users to develop shared communication standards by constantly consuming their typing habits. "I think the trend is becoming popular because, like any online trend, you see someone doing it and you think it's smart, then you're going to understand it," Butler says. , comparing it to the popular trend of people using the tilde in conversation years ago
In one 2016 piece for SlateKaty Waldman also noted that the trend could be due to the fact that "Twitter does not allow users to type in bold or italic". The same goes for texting.
Nicole Moriarty, 33, began using this capitalization style when she became a business owner and had to communicate with her employees via SMS. "It's hard to make sure the right tone is given, but I wanted them to answer (so) I would capitalize the words of importance, then throw some emojis on it to say: & It's (really) important to you But I'm not sorry, I just need an answer. "
Although there are text converters such as Twitalics which generate fonts in bold or italic, it takes a lot of effort, unlike capitalization. "I think the trend will continue because it's easier to capitalize on something than underline it or put it in italics when you're sending SMS," Moriarty said.
Unimpeded capitalization, if done with skill, can be quite charming, but this habit also has the potential to be incredibly irritating at times.
no matter who else gets excited when people randomly capitalize on things like this without reason.
– Alex (@ADHDdeeRamone) June 9, 2019
I like it when capitalizations are creative, such as "Senior Crush Correspondent ™" or ideal franchises like "Krasinski Cinematic Universe". I'm even a sucker for the occasional parody of "Big Dick Energy"But for some reason, every time I see people type" Very bad, "" Very good, "or the worst offense," V Bad, "I find the style absolutely ugly, For Carley, who also has a relationship with Love / hate with the trend, the breaking point comes every time you see someone typing, "I did a thing."
"It's difficult, because it's really a silly thing to do in 2019, but at the same time, it's the fact that it's almost universally easy to understand the intention that makes it fun" said Carley.
Moriarty says she is a fan of the trend because she suffers from an attention deficit disorder and finds it useful when she points to what she is supposed to focus on. Butler thinks that cap stocks are fun, but "like any Internet trend, they can be irritating when they are used to excess."
With regard to emphatic capitalization, an excess may mean overuse Capitalize each word as if you are writing for ClickHole, which seems extra embarrassing for some.
I do not understand people who write like that. Why does the fuck capitalize the first alphabet of every word?
– Jafri (@SmaackJaw) June 15, 2019
Why do some people capitalize on every word like this when they post on social media? Does anyone have the answer? Also, why does it bother me so much?
– Chris (@ CSanders_20) June 11, 2019
"Screen readers have trouble reading hashtags when they are lowercase because they do not have spaces to distinguish words. If you capitalize each letter in the hashtag, the work will be much better, "she explained.
Capitalization has really come a long way.
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Koszary, who was program director for the Museum of Rural Life, is known for tweeting a picture of a big ram taken from the museum's account in April 2018. The caption: "Look at this absolute unity."
Many people did Look at this absolute unity, and so really born good meme is born.
But nothing gold can stay. After a full calendar year in the "healthy" category, the meme was ruined last month when Tesla's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, saw it in a tweet from MIT Technology Review, and then decided to # 39; enjoy. I even changed his Twitter avatar into a sheep (a ram Exmoor Cornu) and his bio into "absolute unity". (Both have been removed since.) In response, the museum has changed its avi for a photo of Musk. C & # 39; was a whole thingbut at least Elon did not have a problem with the SEC for that.
Now, Musk brings the guy to absolute unity full time. "I no longer move to the Royal Academy," Koszary tweeted Tuesday. "Instead, I'll be Tesla's social media manager from July."
I therefore have more news:
I do not move to the Royal Academy anymore.
Instead, I will be Tesla's social media manager from July.
– Adam Koszary (@AdamKoszary) May 21, 2019
The technical review of MIT You asked to the reference bonus.
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