why small letters?

words wtage

25th August 2018

why do i write in small letters?

do i have a fear of capital letters?

would i prefer not to shout?


i explore possibilities of english writing.

whilst the (arguably) ‘correct’ use of capital letters is widely accepted and grammatical, i do not feel this is always true.

at least writing in small letters is sufficient and comprehensible in most cases.


what if i write ‘bbc’ and ‘hiv’?

the former stands for the british broadcasting corporation, and the latter for human immunodeficiency virus.

you get these correctly.


as we use technology to write, or more precisely type, using capital letters might cost more than small letters.

you would press shift to type capital letters and you need not to press it when you type small letters.

if you type small letters only, you do not need to worry about this hassle and freely keep writing.

worth trying especially on mobile.


after all, writing in small letters is my personal preference and i can then proof this is possible.

also, small letters look cute.

who wrote this?

wtage, an english-japanese bilingual linguist based in london, uk.

i am curious about human communication in which language plays a crucial role.

i am an avid writer with a creative mind.