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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.
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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 ([[Fonts#AhnbergHand|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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*[[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 didn't capitalize the '''i''', this time in [[Tangerine Dreams|The Cheat's computer]].
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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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*[[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!".
*[[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!".
*[[Fish Eye Lens]] &mdash; One of the commands on the [[Powered by The Cheat]]-style menus is "PAXEL'''i'''ZE".
*[[Fish Eye Lens]] &mdash; One of the commands on the [[Powered by The Cheat]]-style menus is "PAXEL'''i'''ZE".
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*[[strongbadallthetimesogreat.com]] &mdash; The header of the website reads "weclome to STRONGBADALLTHET'''i'''MESOGREAT dot.com"
== Variations ==
== Variations ==
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*[[2 years]] &mdash; [[Strong Badia]]'s "FIReWORKS or die" mural.
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*Email [[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 23:58, 20 December 2020

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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