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I was reading a webtoon and came across this sentence:

傷つきそうなコト言わないでね

I'm aware of the meaning of this sentence, but I'm confused as to why it uses katakana here. I know that katakana is sometimes used to indicate that the speaker is a foreigner, but this isn't the case for the character saying this line, so I have to admit I'm a little befuddled.

Edit: I just had an idea, could it be that this indicates that the speaker is speaking a strange voice?

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    any context? A screenshot of the webtoon would help. There are a lot of reasons it might be written in katakana, and it's hard to know which one if we have no information.
    – Shurim
    Sep 20, 2021 at 22:47
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    Note that hiragana or katakana might be used simply to make a word more explicitly visible. Japanese has no whitespace usually, so long strings of just-hiragana or just-katakana can blend together visually and become harder to read. Changing "case" can differentiate words and make it easier for the reader. Sep 21, 2021 at 0:43

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「事」looks more formal, so I'd assume it's in katakana to make the word sound more casual. I'd have to have more context to know for sure, though.

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