Ever notice hand-written signs with letters in all-caps, except for the letter L? It looks like an uppercase i ...
WHY DO PEOPlE WRITE lIKE THIS?
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Matt spotted this exceptional lowercase L on a trash bin at Papa Chito's mexican restaurant in San Diego. There are absolutely no other lowercase letters in the sign, which reads "PLEASE!! NO PlATES IN THE TRASH", making this a prime specimen. And there really was ample room to spell PLATES with an uppercase L. One might argue that the author was trying to keep every line of text centered, and realized this would not be possible unless the lower rung of the L was omitted. So the sacrifice was made ... but at what price?
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Scary as HEll
Yes, indeed, November 4th was not HAllOWEEN, a celebration which actually took place four days earlier. I'm guessing the author got scared and panicked upon realizing there would be no space to write his message, hence the space-saving lowercase L's next to a dotted uppercase i in WIll, u for YOU, and miniaturizing and stacking words at the end of the sentence. I can't help but agree with this sign that Ash found ... our future WIll BE SCARY AS HEll if we, as a people, do not change. And by change, I mean properly change case from lower to upper when using L and i.
Incidentally, I did vote.
Monday, November 03, 2008
This has nothing to do with lowercase L — it's a cartoon I made to remind people to vote tomorrow on Election Day. If you live here in the United States, PlEASE VOTE!
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