As you will know if you are reduced to using the Internet, the use of capital letters
, punctuation marks other than dots (formerly known as full stops) or separate words, let alone complete, sensible sentences, is more or less banned.
On the other hand, Leeds Trinity University released a statement confirming they did not "ban" the use of capital letters
and some other words, but rather confirmed their support for not using all capital letters
Not using capital letters
makes a message hard to read, and as the journalism professors used to say, all caps is no caps, as nothing is emphasized.
Never before in the long history of these surveys have respondents littered their replies with so many capital letters
and exclamation marks.
The wood beam has "Ward" painted on it in all capital letters
with a design on both ends, although it doesn't show very well.
The new bras, which have recently been handed to front-line female German police officers, come with the word C[pounds sterling]policeC[yen] in capital letters
emblazoned around the elastic band.Julie Nesbit, chairman of the Police Federation of England and WalesCO Central ConstablesCO Committee, called for the sports-bra style garments to be introduced in Britain.C[pounds sterling]If it is something that is going to give women better protection, then we should see if that is something we can get hold of,C[yen] she said.GermanyCOs federal police have begun distributing the special wireless safety bras to some 3,000 female officers to prevent potentially lethal chest injuries, a spokesman said.
Also, people gravitate to CAPITAL LETTERS
. (Also see Coyne's bylined sidebar, below.)
For example, Wired often sets off a new section by adding a line space and putting the first four words of the subsequent paragraph in boldface capital letters
. This technique works well in short articles, too, where space is at a premium but you still need to create some sort of pause.
Colonies and trust territories: An area administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations is shown in italic capital letters
. Following, in parentheses, is the name of the country that governs it.
In England, the London Times repeated the phrase in capital letters
the next day with the lead sentence, "The Episcopal Church in America descended into chaos last night after leading bishops on both the liberal and conservative wings disassociated themselves from a last-gasp effort to avert a schism with the worldwide Anglican communion.
If the abbreviated web version is anything to go by it is comprehensive--although the editors are addicted to redundant capital letters
, tiny type and horrible words like 'gifted' which used to be an adjective but seems to have become a verb, a substitute for the now deeply unfashionable 'to give'.
The romans used capital letters
on monuments because most stonemasons were illiterate.