Sex. Feminism. BDSM. And some very, very naughty words.
U/ugh. N/not H/hot.
"I AM MAJUSCULE! SAY IT! SAY IT, YOU MINUSCULE BITCH!"
Chi - The thing is, I can be hard to humiliate. The usual invective and body fluids just make me giggle. But this genuinely goes against my ideas of what is right and proper in the universe. Also it makes me giggle.
The whole typography thing makes me want to come up with usages just to mess with their heads, things like large lowercase and SMALL CAPS, or maybe using mirrored characters or logic notation.(Does that make superscript topping from the bottom?)
Now this is a head-scratcher! Strict Capitlization Protocol? What the fucke is thatte?
Comrade PhysioProf,There is a convention seen sometimes that the dominant is capitalized and the submissive is lowercase, so for example, so dominant/submissive sex might be referred to as "Dominant/submissive" or "D/s". It is sometimes taken so woefully far that pronouns referring to the dominant are capitalized, the way religious people write about their God.
Interesting. From a typographic standpoint, I'd say that the minuscule actually dominates the majuscule. Majuscule letters are more difficult to read than minuscule, and all-majuscule text is ineffectual compared to all-minuscule.
Mixed-case, though, is easier to read than either, and there is a long history in English of Capitalizing some words for Emphasis. So that's not where I have a problem.
Mixed-case, though, is easier to read than either, and there is a long history in English of Capitalizing some words for Emphasis.The first is definitely true, although my understanding is that all nouns were capitalized in English (as they still are in German), and that capitalization was never used for emphasis in English. I am very interested to correct my understanding, so if you could point me to information about use of capitalization for emphasis in English, it would be much appreciated.(Holly, sorry for the typogeekery in your comments!)
Comrade PhysioProf, unfortunately I can't point you to such information, but please observe the Declaration of Independence where you will notice for example both "Rights" and "rights", referring to the same rights, but less emphasised in the second case.Or a pretty randomly chosen page from Shakespeare's As You Like It.