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:up': (And 'Give to me a pen' is very stilted, though I wouldn't say it was ungrammatical; 'Give a pen to me' is less ungood! ;-))
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The question is this: Why has the prefix un- been typed/printed in italics. Note that the whole word leans to the right, but if you take a look at the original post, you will see that the prefix un- is only sloped to the right.Please note that a link has been added to the original post in the above quote.


Having checked Urban Dictionary and found the following:


ungood
bad, originating from the fictional language Newspeak in George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four". Newspeak is closely based on English but has a greatly reduced and simplified vocabulary and grammar.
Urban Dictionary: ungood


Additionally, we have some rules here. Others rules have been left since I couldn’t read them well.

Italic type

Usage

When to use

Emphasis: "Smith wasn't the only guilty party, it's true".
Foreign words, including the Latin binomial nomenclature in the taxonomy of living organisms: "A splendid coq au vin was served"; "Homo sapiens".
Italic type - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Also, I have checked Collins Dictionary.
italic (ɪˈtælɪk
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noun
a style of printing type modelled on this, chiefly used to indicate emphasis, a foreign word, etc
British English: italics Italics are letters which slope to the right. Italics are often used to emphasize a particular word or sentence.

Definition of italics | Collins English Dictionary
 

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The question is this: Why has the prefix un- been typed/printed in italics?


You mean like this: ungood.

The italics are to show that the word is non-standard or slang.

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Also the wink smiley is an invitation not to take it so seriously.
 
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