Mighty Red Pen

March 18, 2008

Random acts of capitalization

Filed under: Overseen — mighty red pen @ 6:59 pm
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Hat Tip to Gopher, who spied this Little Tidbit in Austin, Texas, complete with Random Caps:


Here’s a Close-Up:


No . . . thank You!



  1. very German–all nouns are capitalized in German. (this is less common than it used to be)

    Per Wikipedia (I know, I know)

    ” German Sie, the formal second person singular or plural pronoun [in other words, “you”], is capitalized along with all its declensions (Ihre, Ihres, etc.), but the third person feminine singular and third person plural pronouns are not. The informal pronoun Du (and its derivatives, such as Dein) may also be capitalized in letter writing.”

    Comment by TootsNYC — March 19, 2008 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

  2. All nouns are still capitalized in German. That’s no less common than it used to be.

    Pronouns except for “Sie” as formal “you” are uncapitalized (with the exception noted in your copy-and-paste from Wikipedia).

    Nouns and pronouns. Different things. Look into it.

    Comment by Marcy — January 3, 2009 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

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