In a recent letter in The Times (of London), a reader described his experience of driving his old Renault 4 through France: “On the road, the beeping by other drivers made me nervous — until I twigged the car was being saluted.” Does the word “twigged” make any sense to you in that context? If you’re a Brit, it probably does. But I’m sure most Americans won’t twig … Continue reading
This post can be summarized in three simple words: “DON’T USE THEM!”
NYC’s The Deli magazine goes so far as to put a warning at the top of its comments section: “Note: Comments written in all caps will not be posted.”
But why is the use of ALL CAPS (also known as CAPS LOCK) so undesirable?
Facebook got a new logo on Wednesday. The old one on the left in the image above has been replaced by the one on the right. Can you spot the difference? Clue: I’m posting this on Glossophilia …
Check back here tomorrow for the answer if you can’t see it. (And no spoilers in the comments section please!)
Update: the biggest difference is that the new logo has a single-deck “a”. Other more subtle changes are the rounder “o”s and “e”, a slightly longer and more traditional stem to the “b”, and different kerning.