Monday, August 28, 2006

ONlY the Lonely

CASH AND CREDIT ONlY reads the hand written sign at Register #6 of the Key Foods grocery store on 7th Ave here in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We've seen some lowercase L's that could be the result of an author running out of space while writing, forced to squeeze in a skinny "l" instead of the wasteful uppercase L with its broad right-reaching bottom. But in this example, ONlY is the ONlY word in that line of text, with ample room on the left and right to spread out. So why go with a lowercase L? God ONlY knows.