initial capitals are a convention, not a law!
the bauhaus movement was obsessed with efficency. eg they abolished capital
letters because moving your finger over to the shift key took extra time.
we only use small characters because it saves time. moreover, why
have two alphabets when one will do? why write capital letters if we cannot
speak capitals? (lászló moholy-nagy)
why should we write and print with two alphabets? both a large and
a small sign are not necessary to indicate one single sound. we do not
speak a capital A and a small a. we need only a single alphabet.
(bayer & gropius)
The rules for the use of capitals are complex and changeable. In addition,
the use of capitals is slightly different in English and other European
[T]he standard approach in most publications would be to respect
this, capitalising ithe name only at the beginnings of sentences. (wikipedia
manual of style (capital letters)
This has not been my experience.
danah michele boyd
No, i did not forget to capitalize that, but i’ve quickly learned
that most people don’t appreciate my decision to leave the capitalization
out of my name. There are a lot of reasons that i got rid of the capital
letters in the final name change, some personal and some political…
I taught grammar. I want to go back for my PhD in Rhetoric.
I love the English language. AND I spell my name with a lowercase e.
Because I can. Because it’s MY name, and I like it better as erika-renee.
It’s not because it’s artistic or I’m trying to impress
anyone. It’s because it’s MY name, and I like it that way.
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