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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY

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(Caps Lock image by LINCOLNOSE2, CC BY-ND 2.0)

Today, 22 October, is International Caps Lock Day. You know what to do.

This year marks the 13th International Caps Lock Day (warning: this website will be seared into your corneas) — a commemorative day introduced by software developer Derek Arnold on 22 October 2000.

Why? In Arnold's own words:

International Caps Lock Day is in fact a testament to the small mindedness of certain Western individuals: the majority of the world's population writes in scripts which have no concept of letter casing. Therefore, it is advised to laugh at anyone who invokes this day as an excuse to dismiss local typographical conventions: they are simply making an ass out of themselves.

A second International Caps Lock Day was introduced on 28 June 2009 on the death of infomercial narrator Billy Mays, but we think the original is still the best.

GO FORTH AND MAKE LOTS OF SHOUTY TYPINGS.


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RipR posted a comment   
Austria

COME TO REDDIT WHERE WE ARE CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL CAPSLOCK DAY!

http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/

 

VictorS posted a comment   
Netherlands

THESE GUYS TAKE IT REALLY SERIOUS, HAHAHA: http://www.redkiwi.nl/ :)

 

RyanK posted a comment   

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

PeteL posted a comment   
Australia

HAPPY CAPS DAY EVERYONE.
LET THE LOGICAL USE OF SHIFT NEVER REAR ITS HEAD IN OUR IRRATIONAL INTERNET SHOUTING MATCHES.

 

Michelle Starr posted a reply   
Australia

LOUD NOISES TO YOU TOO :)

 

Chandler posted a reply   
Australia

INDEED... WHO NEEDS SHIFT WHEN YOU CAN USE CAPS LOCK ;-]

 

Dunners posted a reply   
Australia

I FEEL MORE PEOPLE NEED TO Shift TO CAPS LOCK




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