Friday, May 20, 2011

.first of all.

have you ever questioned why sentences begin with capital letters? i'm one of those people who question most things (and like to get an answer thank you very much). punctuation, i get that. the little do-hicky at the end of the sentence let's everyone know that thought is complete. then, the little do-hickies throughout the sentence help everyone know the intention of the words.

however, what purpose does starting a sentence with a letter bigger than all the rest really serve? When beginning a sentence with a capital letter, it persuades me to believe that the beginning is the most important part of the whole thing. rest assured, i do believe in first impressions and their immediate impact on a situation. take a job interview or a first date or meeting a client initially; these are all times in which we do want to put our best foot (either one really will do) forward.

but sentence after sentence, day after day, is the beginning really more critical than what lies after it? in my experiences, i've found that the start of things can sometimes be misleading. with friendships, new situations, relationships...reliability can never be formed right up front.

in life, it's usually what comes after that first impression that makes a lasting one. the real grit of things is somewhere in the middle. so maybe the nails-on-a-chalkboard style that teens like to implore tHaT lOoKs LiKe ThIs might make the most since after all because it sprinkles some emphasis throughout.

i'm guilty of forming impulsive impressions and relying on that first encounter with more importance than maybe it deserves. this is my decree to grant credit where credit is due and that is beyond the opening act. maybe this is why i prefer to begin my sentences without capitals because i subconsciously think everything i have to say is equally as important. just as i believe every point in life is as critical as the one that initiated it.

don't even get me started on how things end...sometimes with excitement, sometimes with question. some times they just end. period.


  1. i too have decided that i will never write using capital letters again. what's the point? i will, however, ALWAYS use punctuation. and lots of it! :)

  2. love it! i mean, who has time for that extra reach-over to the shift key? and yes, punctuation, now that's just fun stuff.


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