Saturday, August 28, 2010


Jenifer S. found this readerboard sign in San Francisco, and now I'm beginning to seriously consider the possibility that at least half of the lowercase L crisis in this country is the fault of the readerboard letter manufacturers.  It seems that in constructing the message ANN TAYLOR, CAlViN KlEiN SAMPLE SALE, this sorry store employee ran out of uppercase L's and had to resort to using upper case i's.  To make matters worse, it appears the employee was then faced with a shortage of uppercase i's, and was forced to construct his or her own lowercase i's ... so as not to confuse them with the uppercase i's doubling as lowercase L's.  WILL THE INSANITY EVER END?

My guess is "no".


rebisaz said...

Our national nightmare.

Anonymous said...

This sign is also a candidate for our sister site:
cApItAl cRiMeS
cRiMeS aGaInSt TrAdItIoNaL lAwS oF cApItAlIzAtIoN – bRoUgHt To YoU bY Grammar Police a.k.a. GrammarCops