International Caps Lock Day
International Caps Lock Day is an annual celebration rejoiced on October 22nd on every year. Capital letters and capitalization often play a vital role in the English language. Some prefer to type everything in caps while others don’t. In any situation, capital or upper case letters are a must for any professional look of the document. Imagine how many times you would have forgotten to click on the caps lock button while typing your password. So why don’t we celebrate a day for the CAPS LOCK? Hit your caps lock button and celebrate this fun holiday, International Caps Lock Day.
“Ladies, if you want to know the way to my heart… good spelling and good grammar, good punctuation, capitalize only where you are supposed to capitalize, it’s done.” – John Mayer
History of International Caps Lock Day
The celebration of the International Caps Lock Day was started in the year 2000. Derek Arnold of Iowa, a user on Metafilter, has established this fun celebration holiday. The holiday has begun as a parody. However, he hadn’t mentioned any reason for this Day. We can assume that this Day encourages all of us to use the capitalization words and know the importance of uppercase letters while typing. Caps Lock is a key in the computer or laptop keyboard. Pressing the key will display all the words in capital letter until it is switched off by pressing the button again. It might be observed with an intention to poke fun at those persons who unnecessarily use the capitalized letters, words, or phrases.
At times, this uppercase letters in unnecessary usage of it results in crazy, anger and yelling. The Day might either encourage people to use the caps lock during their online communication or forbids from using it. Caps lock key is used when you need to type few documents like weather monitoring network. The key is very useful when you wanted to say the words that are more important with the upper case letters. Abbreviation, acronym, professional letters need capitalization.
Other Celebrations on October 22
October 22 is also celebrated as
- National Nut Day
- National Mother-in-Law Day
- Smart is Cool Day
- International Stuttering Awareness Day
How to Celebrate International Caps Lock Day
The best way to celebrate the International Caps Lock Day is to learn to use the caps lock in important situations. Educate your children about the need of using the upper case letters and its important role in the grammar. To make the day more fun, you can either use only the capital letters during your communication to make the receiver little angry. You can, on the other hand, prefer not to use the caps lock button on this whole day. Share your fun moments, and caps lock day celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #InternationalCapsLockDay.