Thursday, February 23, 2006

Kids lOVE Myspace

You are all probably familiar with Myspace, the online social network that is becoming increasingly popular with young teens and adults alike. You may have even found this blog from a link on my Myspace account. Since lowercase L's are usually the product of handwriting, it was a special treat to find not one, but two cases in Myspace! The first one, above, is a letter from a fan of my Shabot 6000 cartoons. His lOVE for Shabot is eclipsed only by his grasp of how to use the caps lock key properly.

Then there's this cute gal, purportedly from Yugoslavia, who proudly displays her Myspace name as AlEXANDRA. I don't know who she is, but I will forgive her use of lowercase L because she's probably using one of those complicated Yugoslavian keyboards. AlEXANDRA, if you are out there, I invite you to state your case here.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

I lOVE this site. I think it is a prefect companion to my site that is devoted to errant uses of apostrophes.

Lee said...

i'm enjoying this site. i would like to add regarding the handwriting of lowercase 'l' - when it's written the way you have it displayed - it can be confused for a capital "i". some people (including myself on occasion) just do a straight veritcal line to represent this letter. so if one is reading a handwritten document - it could possibly be an 'I' or a lowercase 'l'. interesting confusion, eh?

William Levin said...

"... it could possibly be an 'I' or a lowercase 'l'. interesting confusion, eh?"

Yes, Lee, in fact, this is lowercase L's raison d'être!