Italics Are AwesomeLeitch7/23/07 1:36pmFiled to: Comment OmbudsmanRob IracaneStrunk And WhiteComments147EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkTo keep the comments as fresh and outstanding as they've been up to this point, we've commissioned Commenting Guru Rob Iracane to write a bi-weekly Comment Ombudsman column. It runs every other week. This is that week.AdvertisementMr. Iracane is the guy who approves and deletes comments around here, and the fellow to whom you should address any comment account requests, and he will explore issues involved in commenting, what makes a great comment thread, what's working, what isn't, answer your questions, so on. We want the place to continue to be as much fun as it is every day, and it's not an execution thread like our friends at Gawker do. We like to be inclusive here, because if we're not, we'd be forced to rely on our own wit and knowledge, and that's a scary thought indeed.So here's this week's column, about the fun of italics ... after the jump. Of course, don't be afraid to let him have it in the comments.Advertisement—————————One of the best ways to express yourself in a Deadspin comment is to use italic type. According to Wikipedia, slanted letters are called italics after the way Italians would lean after they drank too much Barolo. We as commenters use italics when we want to emphasize one word as we would when speaking, such as in the following thought:• Re: Paul Pierce's burgeoning soccer career Sh!tshow: Paul figured it was about time he got to take a stab at something.