Internet holidays: International Caps Lock Day

It happens twice a year, and today is one of those two glorious celebratory days: INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

The first instance of International Caps Lock Day, the less established one, was added in honor of the much beloved infomercial screamer Billy Mays for the date of his death, June 28th. The first, more established version of International Caps Lock Day was conceived in 2000 (and seems to mock not only CAPS LOCK cretins, but people who use poor spelling and grammar):

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.

The holiday has an (ugly) official website and Twitter account, as well as its very own hashtag, #CAPSLOCKDAY. SO ARE YOU CELEBRATING AND STUFF OR WILL YOU TYPE IN PROPER CASE ALL DAY?


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