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Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by roo, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. roo

    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???
  2. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    It wasn't that hard...
  3. f-prime

    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
  4. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    psst.....wanna buy an 'h'?
  5. Deus

    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.
  6. skyparty

    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 [​IMG]
  7. roo

    roo TRIBE Member

    my point is why, you goon.
  8. skyparty

    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 [​IMG]
  9. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    "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.
  10. roo

    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??
  11. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    i dont usually use capitals

    capitals are for suckers
  12. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

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

    Plus, it just looks better.

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  14. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    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 [​IMG]
  15. wunderfly

    wunderfly TRIBE Member

    why do we have green traffic lights?
    why not just have red ones?

  16. mingster

    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.

  17. DJ Doublecross

    DJ Doublecross TRIBE Member

    What instrument is a mike? You don't mean mic, do you? No, then you'd be playing stupid! [​IMG]

  18. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    A micrphone is not an instrument anyway.

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