Tuesday, April 03, 2007

cadiz goes legit

Few of you may know it, but "Do They Read Obituaries in Hell," has been following an evolving grammar and punctuation stylebook for more than two years, a code that employs lowercase sentence starts and closed words, freeing up the hyphen for such heavy lifting as the freight-train-length-descriptive-thought-that-doesn't-break-well and the doubled up Em Dash substitute. However, I think the time has come for me to trade the day-old pizza boxes and pajamas-as-streetclothes lazy college email style for the language of grownups. You, my dear readers, deserve the extra keystroke effort required for me to make use of capital letters.

I know it's going to be a tough adjustment for all of us. Hang in there.

11 comments:

jazz said...

this is quite dramatic.

i can't wait!

also, i'm having a hell of a time commenting on your blog. i have to submit like 15 times. it's really annoying.

Anonymous said...

AT LEAST YOU ARE NOT USING ALL CAPS!!!!

ML said...

Either way is good for my eyeballs :)

Radioactive Jam said...

should we stop using caps in comments? you know, to maintain stability in space-time continuum? i don't anticipate problems, mind you. but there's no sense looking for trouble, especially on that scale.

omar said...

I had already noticed it by the time I finished the first line of this post. This will, in fact, be a tough adjustment.

Mike said...

Funny... The first thing I noticed as I started reading this post was the capital F. This is gonna take some getting used to...

Beenzzz said...

but i like it when you use lower case. it's what makes you, you. :)

Alexandra said...

wow... you're setting us up to be taken out in public... waw...

jinius said...

That's inspiring! I'm going to make more of an effort for grammar and spelling as well and finally put that Elements of Style book to good use.

Jon said...

You're making all of us 2.7 GPA English Majors proud.

Guyana-Gyal said...

i agree with beenzzz. feel free to break the rules. do it your way. remember e e cummings.