another use for ALL CAPS

Millie Webb millie-webb at CHARTER.NET
Wed Sep 25 03:39:00 UTC 2002

Now, ya see: that would make ME all the more likely to ignore it.
Seriously.  -- Millie
----- Original Message -----
From: <AAllan at AOL.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 6:39 PM
Subject: another use for ALL CAPS

> In the discussion of using CAPITAL LETTERS, there's one other reason I
> remember anyone mentioning: for official purposes. Some persons in
> seem to believe that official proclamations are more effective, or indeed
> need to be, in all capitals, in order for them to be obeyed. I have here a
> page-long all-caps memo on textbook ordering procedure from the manager of
> our college bookstore. . . .
> - Allan Metcalf

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