Wednesday, May 16, 2007

American IDOl

With the American Idol season finale approaching, you couldn't ask for a more topical lowercase L sighting than this one. Spinning Girl took this snapshot of misguided BlAKE Lewis fans cheering their Idol on television. In Spinning Girl's words,
Even the cultural behemoth of American Idol isn't immune to Lowercase L syndrome --- look at tonight's show! (May 1) Contestants cheering for Idol contestant Blake (BlAKE) hold up signs confirming that bad singing isn't the only craze sweeping the nation!!!
Could this be a sign that things are looking BlEAK for BlAKE?

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Springtime is here, and that means it's time for a good spring cleaning. Local cleaning services are capitalizing on this seasonal sanitization, and here in Park Slope you'll find bulletin boards littered with advertisements to help you with your chores.

It's odd enough when one ClEANING service uses a lowercase L within all uppercase letters to describe his business. But what are the chances that two competing services would commit the same fallacy? Before I let these chumps clean my apartment, I suggest they first clean up their act.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Last night I ate at the new CHIlES & CHOCOlATE Oaxacan Kitchen here in Park Slope on 7th Ave. at Lincoln Place. The food was very tasty, but the menu board writing was hasty. I'll give the author a break for making the lowercase L slightly taller than the adjacent i in CHIlES, and for writing the adjacent A lower in CHOCOlATE. But what follows is no WElCOME sign. Man, that WElCOME is just distracting! And regarding the SCAllOPS, friend and fellow blogger Lilit complained that the double lowercase L's look like the writer forgot to dash an H in SCAHOPS.

While I may still eat here again, I will never truly feel 100% welcome.