Thursday, April 26, 2007

A question of etiquette

Is there a polite way to tell another adult, someone who is ostensibly a professional person, that they should stop capitalizing every word in a sentence? I mean, is it just me, or does the following sound snarky?

"Dear colleague,
I was reading through your item and noted a couple of typos. Just a reminder that we only capitalize the first word of every sentence.
Your co-worker"

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1 comment:

Sara said...

Add this in:

PS -- Capitalizing certain Words does not make them any more Important, no matter what You may think.

Marm, how do you feel about that bureaucracy capitalization? (That is, as I mentioned above, capitalizing all words deemed somehow important, regardless of what they are. My favorite from my time at the state: They always capitalized Engineer and Director, but I notice that secretary was never capitalized. Coincidence? I think not.)