Lowercase i's

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(i think it fits. it's been here for a while. take it to talk first please)
(on second thought, it's mentioned in the intro as being a different related thing... re-deleted!)
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*Email [[buried]] — [[Bubs]]'s cans of toxic waste read "'''i'''NTOXICAT'''i'''NGLY good WASTE".
*Email [[buried]] — [[Bubs]]'s cans of toxic waste read "'''i'''NTOXICAT'''i'''NGLY good WASTE".
*[[SBCG4AP Advertisement]] — The viewer is informed that this "GAMe W'''i'''LL NOT L'''i'''TeRALLY" leave their Wii a smoldering crater.
*[[SBCG4AP Advertisement]] — The viewer is informed that this "GAMe W'''i'''LL NOT L'''i'''TeRALLY" leave their Wii a smoldering crater.
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*Email [[looking old]] — Bubs suggests Strong Bad put a lowercase i in front of his name.
 
*Email [[love poems]] — Homestar's acrostic poem spells "MARZ'''i'''PAN," and hence "inchiladas" is written entirely in lowercase.
*Email [[love poems]] — Homestar's acrostic poem spells "MARZ'''i'''PAN," and hence "inchiladas" is written entirely in lowercase.

Revision as of 03:42, 16 November 2008

A little out of place
Uppercase I's and lowercase i's

In many instances of text in the Homestar Runner body of work, lowercase i's appear where they normally wouldn't. This subtle quirk originated with Strong Bad's handwriting; the capital i of the font used (AhnbergHand) looks like a lowercase i, so any time Strong Bad needs to write one, it appears as if it were lowercase. The most famous instance is in dragon, where he labels his drawing TROGDOR the BURNiNATOR, although in this case he does actually use a capital i. Strong Bad's handwriting can also be seen throughout every issue of Teen Girl Squad. Over time, Strong Bad's handwriting was used more and more, and the lowercase i was seen more frequently. Gradually, this idiosyncrasy crossed over to the other fonts featured on the website. It soon became evident that The Brothers Chaps decided to make most uppercase i's lowercase, no matter what font was being used, as an inside joke.

In looking old, Bubs states, "Well, I've been noticing how kids love anything with a lowercase 'i' in front of it" and posts a sign at his concession stand advertising "iTems". Rather than an instance of this particular running gag, where a lowercase "i" is inserted into an entirely capitalized word, Bubs is instead making a joke about the popularity of such Apple products as the iPod, iMac, iBook, and the iPhone.

Appearances (excluding Strong Bad's handwriting)

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