"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."<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by roo:
my point is why, you goon.</font>
Then howcome your username of "mingster" is in all lower case?<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.
What instrument is a mike? You don't mean mic, do you? No, then you'd be playing stupid!<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.