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Capitals?

roo

TRIBE Member
why do we have capital letters? are we so dumb that we can't tell a sentence is ended from the period? we have to drill a whole new set of letters into our heads to represent the upper case? wtf???
 

f-prime

TRIBE Member
i always speak in captial letters, but people can't hear the difference

i type in lower case cause it reads quieter
 

Deus

TRIBE Member
Ancient Latin is all written capitals, there is no punctuation and spacing between words can be arbitrary. It's hard to read fluently.

Capitals are not only used to begin sentences, they are used to begin names, and other parts of the sentence such as in French and German.
 
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skyparty

TRIBE Member
i do not type in capitols.
i'm too damn lazy

plus, i can't type correctly anywayz-- so i don't care...

narissa
 

skyparty

TRIBE Member
btw, the only thing that pisses off-
is when people don't end sentences at all.

my ex writes me emails (the whole i miss you, we were great together blah blah) and he puts EXTRA SPACE instead of a period or some sort of PAUSE...

i type the way i speak.
and that usually means that i have alot of run on sentences, and i just pause...

im always in thought-
and therefor i just well you get the point right?

narissa
 

Bass-Invader

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by roo:

my point is why, you goon.
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"Written Latin only consisted of capital letters ( majuscule), the lower case letters did not exist. This was due mainly to the tools of writing at the time. Most writing was chiseled into stones or blunt sticks pressed marks into wax. With these tools, it was difficult to make small rounded edges that are characteristic of lower case letters (minuscule). Once writing moved from these mediums to parchment or vellum with ink from a quill pen, the style of writing became more rounded. In order to save time when writing, the minuscule letters were invented. Minuscule letters usually resemble the majuscule version of the letter, but a small part was taken away or it was decreased in size. For example the lower case b is missing the top curve of the majuscule B. The lower case letter c is the same shape as an upper case C but smaller in height and width."

here you go you goon.
 

roo

TRIBE Member
well then, the smaller case letters are easier and quicker to write. why are we still teaching our kids the capitals? fucking sentimentality??
 
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mingster

TRIBE Member
Well one important use for capitals is they help us differentiate names from regular words.

Plus, it just looks better.

Ming.
 

Soundstream

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mingster:
Well one important use for capitals is they help us differentiate names from regular words.

Plus, it just looks better.
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Then howcome your username of "mingster" is in all lower case?

Answer now or I shall reveal to the board the secret of how your name was dervied, hehe.

Cheers ... Ian
 
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mingster

TRIBE Member
Argh...must I spell it out for you...

Mike is not the same as mike. See? How do you tell the diff between ther name and the instrument?

As for my name, monickers are excluded from proper grammar.
Come now, don't play stupid.

Ming.
 

DJ Doublecross

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mingster:
Mike is not the same as mike. See? How do you tell the diff between ther name and the instrument?

Come now, don't play stupid.

Ming.
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What instrument is a mike? You don't mean mic, do you? No, then you'd be playing stupid!


Rob
 
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