International Caps Lock Day – October 22nd

This day was first created by Derek Arnold of Iowa in 2000 as a way to poke fun at internet users who overuse the caps lock feature of the keyboard.  It ended up becoming so popular that it is now celebrated twice per year on June 28th and October 22nd.
Why do we hate the caps lock button so much?  Well, for several reasons, really.  Using all caps makes your writing less effective.  For me, it will make me simply not read your writing at all, so I hope you didn’t have anything important to say.  It hurts my eyes and I can’t handle that along with the poor spelling and grammar that tends to go along with it.
People also tend to interpret all caps writing as shouting or yelling.  This is true.  Especially since in a lot of cases this is exactly what people intend.
It’s alright to use it for one or two words, but if you do it through your entire writing or even a whole paragraph, you are going to lose your readers’ attention, so I wouldn’t recommend it.
As writers, I hope you find this day interesting.  So, please enjoy INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!  Use the day wisely!  Thank you.  Please leave your comments below.
Picture borrowed from: http://www.quickdraw.me/comics-archive/2011-07-28-Locked%20and%20Loaded_Ok_Small-a0fc9a0b.jpg Copyright remains that of the original owner.

Picture borrowed from:
http://www.quickdraw.me/comics-archive/2011-07-28-Locked%20and%20Loaded_Ok_Small-a0fc9a0b.jpg
Copyright remains that of the original owner.

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