wHy ThE cApiTaLiZaTiOn Of EvErY oThEr LeTtEr?

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wHy ThE cApiTaLiZaTiOn Of EvErY oThEr LeTtEr?

I don’t get it. Where did this affectation begin? Is this some bleedover from the gamer subculture? “wOOt!” “pWnEd!”

I know every generation resorts to slang and obscurity to differentiate itself, so is this the new way for people who capitalize every other letter?

Some digging has yielded the information that this practice is known as “Studlycaps” or “camel caps” From the Wikipedia:

“According to the Jargon File “ThE oRigiN and SigNificaNce of thIs pRacTicE iS oBscuRe.” it appears to have been popularized among adolescent users during the BBS and early WWW eras of online culture, as a form of rebellion against the rules for proper capitalization of names and sentences. Unlike the use of all lowercase letters, which suggests laziness or efficiency as a motivation, StudlyCaps requires additional effort to type, either holding and releasing the Shift key with one hand while hunting-and-pecking, or alternately pressing one Shift key or the other while touch typing.”


1 comment

  • Anon

    Is used to mock the other person. Not a rebellion against grammar.

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