Wednesday, March 16, 2005

why? why?!

why do some people type their emails in all lower case? why?! is it that hard to reach over and tap the caps-lock key? it's just right there by your left pinky. just a short inch or so reach. is this too much too ask? are you just too busy to take the time? do you think it makes you 'trendy' or 'artsy'? i think it just makes you look dumb, like you don't know any better. would you send a letter to your mom in all lower case, not bothering to take the time to capitalize any words? i think not. she'd think you were on drugs.

there's also another mutant strain of these folks that capitalize Proper Names only. as in: "how's it going Joe? i met Bob for lunch today and he's looking a bit chubby." oh i see how you are. all about the name dropping. regular words aren't important enough, but the names are.

or, worse still, theres folks that dont even bother with apostrophes. the poor, abused apostrophe. hes added in the wrong place many times, but you folks (and you know who you are), you just ignore him. forget him. poor guy. what did he ever do to you?

i really fear for the future of our society, if all our writing looks like this.

7 comments:

Mojavi said...

Whew.... I went and looked through my emails to you.. At least all of mine have the first word Capitalized. Although I do use smiley faces, ..., and haha way too much in personal emails.

Yikes!

Cagey said...

What? You don't think all the transgressors are just paying their respects to ee cummings?

Anonymous said...

one more thing... why in the world are you hitting the caps-lock key and not shift?????

Goofy Girl said...

GOOD POINT! IF YOU HIT THE CAPS-LOCK KEY, THEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO HIT IT AGAIN TO TURN IT OFF. WE WOULD END UP WITH THE OPPOSITE PROBLEM...WHICH SEEMS LIKE YELLING TO ME.

mboardman said...

i dont capitalize regularly. the reason for this is im used to outlook correcting for me, and if i dont have to hit the shift key ever in life, i end up with 4 more days of extra time at the end of every year.....

Goofy Girl said...

What you've actually done is STEAL 4 days from the rest of us who have to read your gibberish and try to figure out what the hell you are trying to say.

Anonymous said...

why do you care how others spell so much?