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Worldwide outrage has today gripped the world, as China has declared war on all bold type. Typesetters, possibly across the universe, have joined forces to call an end to what they call a "barbaric attempt to defuse anger and limit freedom of expression".

China first "declared war" on strongly emphasised text, by issuing a statement to their state TV channel "Channel TV", stating:

"True understanding comes from seeing the importance of words by context, not requiring further embellishment with Westernised notions of bold, italic or underline. From this month we ban all use of bold text. In the coming months we may further decide to ban yellow text on white backgrounds, and possibly the use of comic sans font type."

The "Chinese solution", as it's being dubbed across the Western press, is quickly gaining supporters and dissenters, with a war raging across the internet and printed media. Some illicit Chinese newspapers are being printed entirely in bold text, with one even going so far as to putting strike-through across all characters, as well.

"It's a, dare I say it, bold move by the Chinese," astrologer Norman Watts told us. "Perhaps when mars moves back into line with venus, they will change their minds."

Enigmatic, I'm sure you'll agree.





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#1 @ 10 years ago
by cheese war1978 - Quiet veteran

WHATEVER? OFF TOPIC.

:)

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#2 @ 10 years ago
by Kathryn_Robinson - Quiet veteran

strange.

12 comments, registered 10 years ago
#3 @ 10 years ago
by Richard Adams - Quiet veteran

I DID NOT NOT UN-DESPISE THIS.

27 comments, registered 10 years ago
#4 @ 10 years ago
by rubio7 - Quiet veteran

Kathryn_Robinson wrote

strange.

I want tis printed on a mug. I've read almost everything on the internet and this is better than all of that.

13 comments, registered 11 years ago
#5 @ 10 years ago
by RexBolton64 - Ghost

YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND SCHADENFREUDE DO YOU? I HOPE YOU GET HIT BY A RAMPAGING BULL. I DO NOT THINK THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE SUBJECT FOR MOCKING.

5 comments, registered 10 years ago
#6 @ 10 years ago
by roof reading1984 - Ghost

RexBolton64 wrote

YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND SCHADENFREUDE DO YOU? I HOPE YOU GET HIT BY A RAMPAGING BULL. I DO NOT THINK THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE SUBJECT FOR MOCKING.

Go suck it, you dick. Here is the clear master of deflecting attention.

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#7 @ 10 years ago
by Richard Adams - Quiet veteran

roof reading1984 wrote

RexBolton64 wrote

YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND SCHADENFREUDE DO YOU? I HOPE YOU GET HIT BY A RAMPAGING BULL. I DO NOT THINK THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE SUBJECT FOR MOCKING.

Go suck it, you dick. Here is the clear master of deflecting attention.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF EXCELLENT STORIES IN MY LIFE, BUT THIS MAKES ME WANT TO WET MY AREAS. HAVE A FEELING THIS SORT OF PIECE OF WORK MIGHT JUST TAKE OVER MY ENTIRE LIFE.

27 comments, registered 10 years ago

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