I’ve become a little irritated in this era of modern communication where folk (even older generations) regularly, if not persistently, omit capitalisation from emails and text messages. Why? Is it because it’s easier for our hard-pressed fingers to move more speedily, saving time so we can rush off to the next fifteen second activity?
The problem, of course, is that the message recipient, who clearly hasn’t got the busy and interesting life of the sender, is left spending considerable time deciphering the garbled information. What with truncated words and a heap of misspelled and therefore meaningless acronyms, we’re left wondering WTF.
The following quote landed in my inbox via my fellow ghost, Grant McDuling, a couple of months ago.
“Capitalisation is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.”
Perhaps we should all be a little more considerate with our capitalisation. Otherwise we can look really busy, but way too uncool.
Had any strange messages lately?