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Opening Arguments

Read this and shut up about it

I know some of us joke about the Grammar Police, but, jeez:

An Auckland accountant was sacked for sending "confrontational" emails with words in red, in bold and in capital letters.

Vicki Walker, who was a financial controller with ProCare Health, has been awarded $17,000 for unfair dismissal, and plans to lodge an appeal for further compensation.

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ProCare told the authority Walker - who was fired in December 2007 after two years of employment - had caused disharmony in the workplace by using block capitals, bold typeface and red text in her emails.

I hope you aren't upset about having to read this story. But if you are, I DON"T REALLY CARE, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME, OK?


Tue, 09/01/2009 - 5:38pm

From the Encyclopedia Dramatica comes a post in defense of ALL CAPS. Be aware that the post begins: "This article is perfect. Don't f~&k with it!" and things go downhill from there.

To those who truly believe that 'ALL CAPS" is a form of yelling, may I suggest a national campaign to eliminate the Cap Lock key from computer keyboards.

Bob G>
Wed, 09/02/2009 - 8:40am

I think the word they all seemed to "miss" here is called EMPHASIS!

I find it more than amusing...and here I thought we had a lot BIGGER fish to fry in our society.
(silly me)