Monday, August 27, 2007

BlOOMING L!

Finally, someone else on the scene in NYC helping to patrol the streets. Kyle found this BlOOMING good example in Midtown Manhattan, and opined, "A florescent poster board brighting the soulless corporate vibe of this dumb part of town." This is a peculiar example of lowercase L — it doesn't come across as a space saving technique, since there's plenty of pink paper to go around. And it doesn't really seem like the author forgot the L and squeezed it into BOOMING. Whatever the case, I'm tickled pink by this find.

15 comments:

Thor said...

But they still managed to get a capital L into "nails"? What‽

nell said...

I just found this blog from the "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks. I had no idea the lowercase L was such a problem. Now I know.

BobH said...

I'm convinced these folks simply don't "see" the difference...

Blue said...

I respectfully disagree with your assessment. I do believe the L was forgotten after B-O was written.

Dan said...

There's been another case (though a bit different), I should really email you it, but I'm stuck for time:

http://spandg.blogspot.com/

Elaine said...

I'm always suspicious of individuals who mix usage of upper and lower case letters in the same word. It's like something in their psyche is deeply twisted. What is that?

BTW... Does anyone out there know the grammar rule for using a "ly" descriptive before an adjective, i.e. to "boldly go"?

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I'm all over this blog. I'll be adding you to my list of blogs I covet.

Mike said...

I think the reason why people do it is because it saves time.

It also takes up less space when writing something out.

Pacingalone said...

The uppercase L can make the rest of the sentence look lop sided. This is because its hard to write with all the letter evenly spaced.

Anonymous said...

Of course, when one is being pedantic about the capitalization (or lack thereof) of an L/l, one should also ensure to spell "fluorescent" properly. :)

kim said...

oh. my. god.

This site has just thrilled me beyond belief. It's like closeted titillation. You are currently my personal hero. That will change in about 12 hours, so live it up.

BoggyWoggy said...

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Anonymous_Miss said...

Good Example of the l problem, a lowercase & upper L. haha. WHen are new submissions coming?

Anonymous said...

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We could get married and have our reception at a Chinese restaurant that features SPRING ROIIS.