Lowercase i's

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*[[Where's The Cheat]] — In the opening credits, it says "'''i'''t's called: Where's The Cheat?".
*[[Where's The Cheat]] — In the opening credits, it says "'''i'''t's called: Where's The Cheat?".
*Email [[the bird]] — The word W'''i'''TH inside the [[:Image:sevenet7.png|email]] itself.
*Email [[the bird]] — The word W'''i'''TH inside the [[:Image:sevenet7.png|email]] itself.
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*Email [[weird dream]] — Strong Bad once again types a lowercase i: "all '''i''' had to eat was like... 13 pudding pops, okay?"
*[[Malloween Commercial]] — Homestar's shirt reads "This '''i'''S my costume!"
*[[Malloween Commercial]] — Homestar's shirt reads "This '''i'''S my costume!"
*Email [[mile]] — Homestar holds up a sign that says "I ♥ COOT'''i'''ES".
*Email [[mile]] — Homestar holds up a sign that says "I ♥ COOT'''i'''ES".
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*Email [[origins]] — Strong Bad spraypaints [[graffiti]] on [[Marzipan]] reading "St8K D'''i'''NNeR".
*Email [[origins]] — Strong Bad spraypaints [[graffiti]] on [[Marzipan]] reading "St8K D'''i'''NNeR".
*[[Senorial Day]] — Bubs holds up a [[tire]] of LOW SAV'''i'''NGS.
*[[Senorial Day]] — Bubs holds up a [[tire]] of LOW SAV'''i'''NGS.
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*Email [[modeling]] — The word "coincidence" on the cover of the "[[Stupid Coincidence Magazine]]" is written "CO'''i'''NC'''i'''DENCE".
*Email [[portrait]] — Strong Mad's box of macaroni reads "TendaRON'''i'''".
*Email [[portrait]] — Strong Mad's box of macaroni reads "TendaRON'''i'''".
*Email [[secret identity]] — The title on the cover of the magazine that Strong Bad does his advice column in reads "SCARFG'''i'''RL".
*Email [[secret identity]] — The title on the cover of the magazine that Strong Bad does his advice column in reads "SCARFG'''i'''RL".
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== Variations ==
== Variations ==
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*[[Strong Badia]]'s "FIReWORKS OR DIE" mural.
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*[[2 years]] — [[Strong Badia]]'s "FIReWORKS or die" mural.
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[[Category:Inside Jokes]][[Category:Word running gags]]
[[Category:Spelling and Grammar]]
[[Category:Spelling and Grammar]]

Current revision as of 14:58, 15 June 2019

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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.

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