Actually, it's an attempt to make myself understood, imagining how a sentence might be understood by the casual reader. The written word, and the internet itself, creates so many misimpressions, especially when people don't read your whole thought, don't care to understand your thought, but are only interested in finding some petard to hoist you upon.
I ran across this, which explains it all:
"I never said she stole my money" has 7 different meanings depending on the stressed word...
Hehe. There are only 7 words in that sentence, and you need to stress one of them. Word up---italics are good.