Tuesday, September 28, 2010


If you look close enough it's not so much a lowercase L as it is a slim uppercase L, but from far away the little L foot disappears, so we'll let this Chinglish pass.  Discovered by Michael A. on NY Times, we can all take comfort in the fact that SMART NOSHERY MAKES YOU SlOBBER.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NO-case L

Thanks, Meir of Midwood, for pointing out that the only thing worse than using a lowercase L where an uppercase L should have been is using no L where a lowercase one should have gone.

Discovered in South Bend, Indiana, this cute billboard for "15 best things about our pubic schools" was reposted on the MSNBC Field Notes blog, and now made famous on this even more recognized lowercase L blog.

Stay in SCHOOl, kids!  But avoid the pubic ones, and stick with the privates.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


An Oddly Specific sign — that should probably also be on Passive Aggressive Notes if it isn't already — is welcome here on the lowercase L blog, as well.  "NOTICE HOW THIS PlACE IS ClEAN. KEEP IT THAT WAY!!"  Submitted by Jeremy D., I am impressed that the author of the sign at least did not mistakenly substitute your for you're in "I'll RAPE ya when you're Asleep ..."

Sunday, September 12, 2010


In honor of the bris of my twin nephew today, and the ninth year anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11, I'm posting this visually appropriate DOUBlE l.  Skooter S. of Brooklyn, NY somehow became entangled in the drama surrounding a certain MR. JOllY. He explains:
A teacher in rural Tennessee is accused of hitting a student and is suspended. Because he's a popular teacher, many people rally around him, including this person who presumably ran out of upper case Ls.
They may also have been short one capital E, as I've learned his name is actually spelled JOllEY.

The charm of this double lowercase L has warmed my heart, and I don't even care if he's been rightfully accused.  BRING MR. JOllEY BACK!

Thursday, September 02, 2010


A sorry sign from a sister site:
Wonderful sighting recently. We were traveling around to several campuses of our career college system, performing operational reviews and taking tours. The schools are very proud of their accomplishments, especially, their abilities to attract and engage students. Imagine our surprise (and dismay) when our campus in Canton, Michigan boasted about one of their new techniques to draw the attention of prospective students ... they set out this sign - roadside - for all passers by to see. If you ask us, we'd be tempted to enroll just to teach the school how to spell! Yikes ...

NOTE: We did, from HQ, increase his school's budget slightly so they could purchase a couple of "L"s (seeing they had exhausted their supply on this sign).


They may have maxed out with the two sets of double uppercase L's in this readerboard, stating "WE ARE ENROLLING FOR FALL, WAlK-INS WElCOME!"

WAlK-INS is an unexpected recurring lowercase L.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Speaking of APPlE

It must be APPlE Picking Season.  Following Sunday's APPlE fiasco, long time reader and first time submitter Amanda R. shot two lowercase L's for the price of one.  Discovered on Walton Way in Augusta, GA, this Wendy's has more to offer at the pick up window than just convenience.  TRY A NEW APPlE PECAN SAlAD ... if you dare.  Wendy's?  As in "Wen-dy's readerboard letter manufacturers going to start shipping enough uppercase L's?"