Monday, March 28, 2016
WOE IS I
There are many rules of writing and grammar that i think are bullshit. One of them that constantly bugs me is capitalizing the letter I when referring to myself. This seems to me conceited and self-absorbed and feels like i am trying to bring attention to myself – and it means i have to hold down the shift key in the middle of a sentence.
It is all right to begin a sentence with a capital, even if it is an I, as that denotes a new thought, just as a period or other punctuation denotes a completion of that thought.
Writing, like speaking, should be personalized to the individual. We are not clones. We don’t speak the same, we don’t think the same; so why should we write the same? We write to transmit what we are thinking to someone else, and as long as it serves that function it is good writing.
God damn i - Why do i still feel i need to capitalize my name or avatar.