That’s right – today is Caps Lock Day! Well today and October 22nd anyway – yep its so popular it needed a second day. Never heard of it it? Well Caps Lock day is a parodic holiday originally thought up by Derek Arnold back in 2000. It even has it’s own website – so you know it’s serious. Why? Well TNW did some digging last year and came up with a quote Arnold posted:
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.