Another short post, this time on ellipsis (the three dots; “…”). It’s considered to be one (!) punctuation mark, like a comma or a period. So it’s a unit. Normally, English doesn’t allow you to use more than one punctuation mark in succession without a very good reason. I’m not sure how a “?!” works … Read more


This time, I’d like to write a short article on screaming. Pretty frequently, you’ll stumble upon screaming like this in Japanese otaku thingies: 「なんだこりゃあああーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー!!」 And pretty frequently, you’ll see it being put like this: “WHAT THE HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL?!” While Japanese is based on syllables, Western languages often rely on consonants. English, for instance, uses far less … Read more