A blog that discusses the improper use of lowercase "i"s in words that are otherwise all caps. Which is NOT silly! It's NOT!!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tittles "R" Fun
The next generation is pretty much doomed when it comes to dotting "i"s inappropriately. It's almost a cliches to see stuff like this now. I often wonder why educators don't spit the bit when they see this stuff.
For some years now I've had a mild obsession with bad lettering on signs. It has always amazed me that (probable) high school and college graduates are still missing skills that they should have mastered by the end of the third grade. I had originally thought that I'd build a site called www.thedeclineofwesterncivilization.com, and use bad signs as proof. But I'm lazy and this is easier.
This blog is dedicated to documenting the common practice of dotting "i"s incorrectly on signs made up of mostly or all uppercase letters. If I'm successful, I'll end up with a nice bookend blog to the wonderful lOWERCASE l blog -- an idea that I wish I had come up with the first time I saw a MUlCH AND lOAM outside the garden center a few years back...
And for those of you who don't "get" the title, it's a pun on the name Y.A. Tittle, a former longtime NFL quarterback for the 49ers and Giants. A tittle is the dot on top of a lowercase "i".