New Rule: You Cannot Be a Classicist If Capital Letters Annoy You…

A woman in New Zealand lost her job for excessive use of CAPITAL LETTERS in her “confrontational” email correspondence (giving a whole new meaning to the notion of ‘capital crime’!).

Paul Luna, Professor of Typography at the University of Reading, has made a comment on this, referring back to the use of capital letters in Roman inscriptions (of course minuscles weren’t used at all at that time…) which has hit the press recently: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8234637.stm (link will open new window!).

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