Capitalize Me

(if you are viewing this via email, the website has a recording of this poem and commentary)


Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I listen to Anne Curzan’s The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins. This observation about capitalization is inspired by one of Curzan’s entertaining lectures. In talking about capitalization rules, she confesses that she has never figured out a good reason why “I” is the only pronoun that we routinely capitalize.

Linguists “keep it real” when it comes to language.

SUBSCRIBE HERE to receive my latest posts and commentary by email.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share This