While English majors past, present, and future may grind their teeth in frustration, freewheeling texters will love today’s holiday: national lowercase day! This is the day to turn your back on the rules of capitalization if you were ever facing them at all.
This fun, unofficial holiday has no clear author or point of origin. We could only trace it back to 2011.
Fun fact: Poet E.E. Cummings often wrote and signed his name in lowercase; he also omitted the punctuation. e e cummings was a rebel, bending the language to his own liking.
If shunning capitalization is not your cup of tea, you’ll be happy to know it is also National Dessert Day!
Tomorrow, we return to normalcy. If you’re looking for more information about capitalization and just about everything else, you can’t go wrong with The Chicago Manual of Style.
Happy national lowercase day!