Celebrate this keys holiday today!

International caps lock day is today, although we choose not to do it, as many people find it most annoying. So no more shouting from us, okay! So if you use twitter of Facebook, you may seen an increase in caps lock usage today, and now you know the reason why, as today is officially their holiday. This holiday, if you want to call it that, was created in 2000 by a Derek Arnold who had the idea that everyone should only type in caps lock. Why do this, as most people find it annoying you may ask? To find the answer, we go directly to the source, Mr. Arnold himself, and I quote,

“International Caps Lock Day is in fact a testament to the small mindedness of certain Western individuals: the majority of the world’s population writes in scripts which have no concept of letter casing. Therefore it is advised to laugh at anyone who invokes this day as an excuse to dismiss local typographical conventions: they are simply making an ass out of themselves.”

Over the years, the self made holiday has grown and even has it’s own official website, and has a twitter account to go with it, and don’t be surprised if you find most items in Caps Lock. The website is officially named the “SELF PROCLAIMED OFFICIAL HOME PAGE OF CAPS LOCK DAY”, and this potentially annoying holiday for many, is becoming so popular that it is celebrated twice a year now, with the other date being June 28th, coinciding with the day the Billy Mays, the infomercial king passed away in 2009, so that the internet can honor the official infomercial King by typing like the very first internet user. October is deemed more significant, however, of the two. Warning message to those who may wish to celebrate this holiday today, use with caution and sparingly. Once may appear to be funny, twice maybe gets you a smirk, any more than that may get you an internet equivalent of a smack in the head, so be nice! And happy CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

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