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The Death of Capitalization

It started with the iPod, the iPad and the iPhone. Capital letters appeared in places they never appeared before. Grammar rules call for capitalizing proper names, but now the correct reference to some brands calls for capitalizing in the middle instead of at the beginning. Some people stopped capitalizing “I” because, well, that became the norm. After years of admonition, people have come to accept that, besides being ungrammatical, using all capitals in emails or texts is the equivalent of shouting. Now we have the opposite problem. People send messages all in lowercase.

Originally published November 7, 2017
Last updated November 7, 2018
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