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In many instances of text in the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|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''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s lowercase, no matter what font was being used, as an inside joke.
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In many instances of text in the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|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''<nowiki>'</nowiki>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 [[Bubs' Concession Stand|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 [[Wikipedia:Apple Inc.|Apple]] products as the [[Wikipedia:iPod|iPod]], [[Wikipedia:iMac|iMac]], [[Wikipedia:iBook|iBook]], and the [[Wikipedia:iPhone|iPhone]].
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 [[Bubs' Concession Stand|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 [[Wikipedia:Apple Inc.|Apple]] products as the [[Wikipedia:iPod|iPod]], [[Wikipedia:iMac|iMac]], [[Wikipedia:iBook|iBook]], and the [[Wikipedia:iPhone|iPhone]].
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*[[Oldest Toons Menu]] &mdash; Some of the Descripton for "[[Pom Pom, Too]]" reads "Pom Pom '''i''' Think Is his name".
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*[[Oldest Toons Menu]] &mdash; Part of the description for "[[Pom Pom, Too]]" reads "Pom-Pom '''i''' think is his name".
*[[Yearbook Character Page]] &mdash; Marzipan's autograph's signature reads "K'''i'''SSES".
*[[Yearbook Character Page]] &mdash; Marzipan's autograph's signature reads "K'''i'''SSES".
*[[Tis True, Pom Pom, Tis True]] &mdash; Strong Bad crosses the "100 MILE SUPERTHON F'''i'''N'''i'''SH" line before [[Homestar Runner]].
*[[Tis True, Pom Pom, Tis True]] &mdash; Strong Bad crosses the "100 MILE SUPERTHON F'''i'''N'''i'''SH" line before [[Homestar Runner]].
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*[[Where's The Cheat]] &mdash; In the opening credits, it says "'''i'''t's called: Where's The Cheat?".
*[[Where's The Cheat]] &mdash; In the opening credits, it says "'''i'''t's called: Where's The Cheat?".
*Email [[the bird]] &mdash; The word W'''i'''TH inside the [[:Image:sevenet7.png|email]] itself.
*Email [[the bird]] &mdash; The word W'''i'''TH inside the [[:Image:sevenet7.png|email]] itself.
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*Email [[weird dream]] &mdash; Strong Bad once again types a lowercase i: "all '''i''' had to eat was like... 13 pudding pops, okay?"
*[[Malloween Commercial]] &mdash; Homestar's shirt reads "This '''i'''S my costume!"
*[[Malloween Commercial]] &mdash; Homestar's shirt reads "This '''i'''S my costume!"
*Email [[mile]] &mdash; Homestar holds up a sign that says "I &hearts; COOT'''i'''ES".
*Email [[mile]] &mdash; Homestar holds up a sign that says "I &hearts; COOT'''i'''ES".
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*Email [[origins]] &mdash; Strong Bad spraypaints [[graffiti]] on [[Marzipan]] reading "St8K D'''i'''NNeR".
*Email [[origins]] &mdash; Strong Bad spraypaints [[graffiti]] on [[Marzipan]] reading "St8K D'''i'''NNeR".
*[[Senorial Day]] &mdash; Bubs holds up a [[tire]] of LOW SAV'''i'''NGS.
*[[Senorial Day]] &mdash; Bubs holds up a [[tire]] of LOW SAV'''i'''NGS.
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*Email [[modeling]] &mdash; The word "coincidence" on the cover of the "[[Stupid Coincidence Magazine]]" is written "CO'''i'''NC'''i'''DENCE".
*Email [[portrait]] &mdash; Strong Mad's box of macaroni reads "TendaRON'''i'''".
*Email [[portrait]] &mdash; Strong Mad's box of macaroni reads "TendaRON'''i'''".
*Email [[secret identity]] &mdash; The title on the cover of the magazine that Strong Bad does his advice column in reads "SCARFG'''i'''RL".
*Email [[secret identity]] &mdash; The title on the cover of the magazine that Strong Bad does his advice column in reads "SCARFG'''i'''RL".
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*Email [[looking old]] &mdash; The sign at Bubs' counter says "<del>1</del>0% OFF ALL '''i'''Tems!"
*Email [[looking old]] &mdash; The sign at Bubs' counter says "<del>1</del>0% OFF ALL '''i'''Tems!"
*Email [[unnatural]] &mdash; The [[The Classroom|chalkboard]] in the background during the meeting reads "TOWN MEET'''i'''N'".
*Email [[unnatural]] &mdash; The [[The Classroom|chalkboard]] in the background during the meeting reads "TOWN MEET'''i'''N'".
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*Email [[the movies]] &mdash; The stick figure in Strong Bad's [[ASCII art]] movie has a speech bubble that says "H'''i'''-YA!"
 
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2]]: Homestar is shown in the [[Kiddie Pool]] from [[stunt double]] with a piece of paper reading "QU'''i'''CK SAnD" on it.
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2]]: Homestar is shown in the [[Kiddie Pool]] from [[stunt double]] with a piece of paper reading "QU'''i'''CK SAnD" on it.
*[[Ever and More!]] &mdash; Bubs's jetski is labeled "WETSK'''i'''".
*[[Ever and More!]] &mdash; Bubs's jetski is labeled "WETSK'''i'''".
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*[[SBCG4AP Advertisement]] &mdash; The viewer is informed that this "GAMe W'''i'''LL NOT L'''i'''TeRALLY" leave their Wii a smoldering crater.
*[[SBCG4AP Advertisement]] &mdash; The viewer is informed that this "GAMe W'''i'''LL NOT L'''i'''TeRALLY" leave their Wii a smoldering crater.
*Email [[love poems]] &mdash; Homestar's acrostic poem spells "MARZ'''i'''PAN," and hence "inchiladas" is written entirely in lowercase.
*Email [[love poems]] &mdash; Homestar's acrostic poem spells "MARZ'''i'''PAN," and hence "inchiladas" is written entirely in lowercase.
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*[[Twenty THANXty Six]] - At the end, during the credits, it says "Animators: i can not name all of them. one is sarah."
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*[[Strong Badia the Free]] &mdash; The map that shows which nations Strong Bad has already conquered use all caps except for lowercase i's.
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*[[Twenty THANXty Six]] &mdash; At the end, during the credits, it says "Animators: '''i''' can not name all of them. one is sarah."
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*[[Hremail 2000]] &mdash; Homestar's shoe has the word "STRE'''i'''SAND" written on it.
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*[[Career Day]] &mdash; [[Strap Coopmore]] bumps into a satellite that reads "B'''i'''K'''i'''N'''i''' CHANNEL".
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*[[Where U Goin' 2]] &mdash; The loading screen reads "LOAD'''i'''NG".
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*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] &mdash; Strong Mad's "treat bag", which is actually a dumpster, has the words "TR'''i'''CK TREAT" spray-painted on it.
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*[[SBCG4AP Dev Blog]] for [[SBCG4AP Dev Blog#Abbreviation Ovrld!|April 24, 2009]] &mdash; 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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*[[Fish Eye Lens]] &mdash; One of the commands on the [[Powered by The Cheat]]-style menus is "PAXEL'''i'''ZE".
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== Variations ==
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*[[2 years]] &mdash; [[Strong Badia]]'s "FIReWORKS or die" mural.
[[Category:Inside Jokes]][[Category:Word running gags]]
[[Category:Inside Jokes]][[Category:Word running gags]]
[[Category:Spelling and Grammar]]
[[Category:Spelling and Grammar]]

Current revision as of 14:58, 15 June 2019

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.

[edit] Appearances (excluding Strong Bad's handwriting)

[edit] Variations

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