Friday, January 30, 2009

region of no capitals

what the observant reader might have noticed, the cynical reader might have not acknowledged and the casual reader might have missed is that the there have been no capital letters in the past few posts.

yes, the new addition to the policy set of this blog, which earlier consisted of just one member -- no images -- is that there will be no use of capital letters anymore.

why does english need capital letters? none of the indian languages have two sets of alphabets and they are just fine. on this basis, the hypothesis is that english too can easily manage with just one alphabet and do away with the letters of the capital kind. an experiment in this regard has now started on this blog by eschewing the use of these proud characters.

hence, the new subtitle to the blog.

ofcourse, like every good regulation, even this one should permit some exceptions. Therefore, those posts, which are basically pieces of fiction, that i type down using some word-processor are allowed to possess capital letters.

another such exception is obviously the title :p

10 comments:

kunal said...

"Therefore, those posts" .. how did this capital find its way in...

and dude make another exception.. for smilies... let :P and :D retain themselves...

Dreamcatcher said...

I called my first blog, Incoherent Ramblings :)

mythalez said...

@kunal, that is the beauty of it, the paragraph detailing the exceptions, has an inherent exception in it ;)

@dreamcatcher, lol .. the name suits both our blogs well :p, wonder why you changed it?

rohith said...

you want the reason why english has alphabets of capital kind? ask the TAs for whom messages were delivered through students :d

thread said...

are numbers ok? as in d0d0..
btw, from now on i will adhere to ur policy when posting comments.. die

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_case

Rakesh said...

what about the comments section. can i write "Can I" ?

obelix said...

interesting. very interesting

mythalez said...

@rohith, TAs? students? what you talking about !!!

@paccha, numbers are always welcome :P

@anonymous, err .. thanks for the link .. but i do know how uppercase came about :P

@rakesh, like any tolerant 'leader' i do not impose my views upon others :P

@obelix, indeed :P

Dreamcatcher said...

Innocent ?
And post. It's been ages.