Lowercase i's

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*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] — Strong Mad's "treat bag", which is actually a dumpster, has the words "TR'''i'''CK TREAT" spray-painted on it.
*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] — Strong Mad's "treat bag", which is actually a dumpster, has the words "TR'''i'''CK TREAT" spray-painted on it.
*[[SBCG4AP Dev Blog]] for [[SBCG4AP Dev Blog#Abbreviation Ovrld!|April 24, 2009]] — The final drawing has a poster in the background reading "POOPSMITH CHAR'''i'''T[...]", and the newspaper in the drawing reads "GR'''i'''MACE CAUGHT!".
*[[SBCG4AP Dev Blog]] for [[SBCG4AP Dev Blog#Abbreviation Ovrld!|April 24, 2009]] — The final drawing has a poster in the background reading "POOPSMITH CHAR'''i'''T[...]", and the newspaper in the drawing reads "GR'''i'''MACE CAUGHT!".
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*[[@StrongBadActual]] — The first Tweet reads "AM I DOING TH'''i'''S RIGHT?!". This is likely Matt's attempt to emulate AhnbergHand, since this is handwritten, but is intended to be Strong Bad's handwriting.
 
*[[Fish Eye Lens]] — One of the commands on the [[Powered by The Cheat]]-style menus is "PAXEL'''i'''ZE".
*[[Fish Eye Lens]] — One of the commands on the [[Powered by The Cheat]]-style menus is "PAXEL'''i'''ZE".
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[[Category:Spelling and Grammar]]

Revision as of 05:25, 28 December 2015

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 well-known 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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