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Day-After-Hump-Day Case Against Camel Case

Posted in Uncategorized by m.snowe on December 17, 2009

Better than this one.

After attending last week’s n+1 panel on Evangelicalism and the Contemporary Intellectual, m.snowe wanted to know more about the relatively quiet moderator, Caleb Crain. She found his blog, and then a recent piece in New York Times Magazine on “Camel Case.” Anyway, m.snowe is enamored with this guy’s writing (so far), and his cooly grouchy vehemence when it comes to language and literature. Although m.snowe is less of a grammar and language nazi than some, she agrees with Crain’s sensibility (on the few topics she’s read by him). Why do we have to live in a world where “MasterCard” goes unnoticed by my Microsoft WordPerfect (umm, oxymoron?) spell check? m.snowe isn’t sure if today’s Camel Case is actually the regression into medieval written language that Crain makes it out to be, but it’s an interesting way to look at it, which is why m.snowe kept reading.

So, let’s vilify Camel Case as much as we do Camel Toe. Oh, please excuse me, my Iphone is ringing…

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  1. Dr. Ballon said, on December 17, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Know what’s just as bad as putting a capital in the middle of a word? Not capitalizing the first letter of a proper noun. Eh, m.snowe?

  2. msnowe said, on December 17, 2009 at 5:39 am

    You know, I figured some smart ass would make that comment. But hey, at least I’m not putting the abbreviation for “doctor” in front of my alias.

    • Dr. Ballon said, on December 17, 2009 at 5:43 am

      Wait, you have a problem with abbreviations now too? m.? Your hypocrisy knows no bounds. Plus, how do you know I’m not actually a doctor?


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