05 August 2008

Ayn Rand will turn livid at this take

Interesting bit of linguistic news ... A NYTimes take on why people capialize the 'I' pronoun.

Well, worth the read, folks.

Extract from article:

So what effect has capitalizing “I” but not “you” — or any other pronoun — had on English speakers? It’s impossible to know, but perhaps our individualistic, workaholic society would be more rooted in community and quality and less focused on money and success if we each thought of ourselves as a small “i” with a sweet little dot.