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who uses fUnNy gRaPhIcaL cOnVenTiOnS??!$%?

I am looking for examples of authors who have used unconventional graphical conventions in their work, published in traditional dead-tree form (books, magazines etc.). Excluding graphic novels, comics etc. Obvious example would be e.e. cummings using lower case; perhaps other poets who use text unconventionally. but novels? There's the big S at the start of Joyce's Ulysses. But what authors have exploited the graphical possibilities of the printed medium in an extensive way? thanks.
posted by cogneuro on Nov 27, 2012 - 46 answers

Goodby to all that

When (and why/how) did "good-by" fall out of use as an variant on "goodbye"? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Oct 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Mystery Pen Inscription

What is this language or cipher found on a pen, and what does it say? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Lithuanian names, spellings and family names

I'm an Englishman married to a Lithuanian - so we have 2 different, though similar, alphabets between us - how can we orthographically regularise our surnames? Alternative spellings? Double-barrelled names? [more inside]
posted by KMH on Mar 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Can you recommend any good print editions of Shakespeare in non-modernized orthography?

Can you recommend any good print editions of Shakespeare in non-modernized orthography, priced for regular folks (not university libraries)? [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Dec 22, 2008 - 13 answers

At-home literacy and spelling help for seniors?

One of my neighbours has asked me for some advice and I'm pretty dumbfounded. A senior (~80yo) that she knows has said that he'd like to learn to write and spell, but she has no clue where to start. So, what resources are out there that could be of help? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl on Dec 7, 2008 - 5 answers

nixon's last mistake?

nixon's last mistake? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 29, 2006 - 9 answers

I Before E, origin of Thee?

I before E except after C We all learned the rule, but where did it come from? [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Apr 27, 2006 - 15 answers

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