It's Caps Lock Day: 3 Times It's Okay to Use Caps Lock

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It's Caps Lock Day: 3 Times It's Okay to Use Caps Lock

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Caps Lock Day

DID YOU KNOW IT'S CAPS LOCK DAY? APPARENTLY THIS HOLIDAY HAS BEEN CELEBRATED FOR MORE THAN A DECADE NOW. HONESTLY, THIS IS A STRANGE HOLIDAY, BUT WE'LL ROLL WITH IT.

That said, there are many reasons we don't always write in caps lock, including the fact that reading caps lock makes you feel like your brain is on fire from all the yelling. But there are some instances when caps lock is perfectly acceptable. Here are 3 of those times.

#1 You're Angry

Sometimes you just need to vent — about the jerk who cut you off in traffic this morning, about the person who ate the last doughnut at work, about how tired you are of hearing that same Pink song on the radio because IF YOU HEAR IT ONE MORE TIME THERE WILL BE A PROBLEM. In instances like these, CAPS LOCK IS OKAY. Necessary, even! It makes you feel like your insides are screaming, even if you look perfectly composed from the outside. (I don't recommend using caps lock when you're fighting with people on the internet in a public forum. Caps lock just looks kind of sad then.)

#2 You're Excited

HOW PUMPED ARE YOU FOR BEYONCE'S NEW ALBUM?! Yeah, well, you would be if she were releasing a new album, in which case caps lock would be totally warranted. Now that you know Beyonce isn't releasing a new album (or at the very least, has no plans to in the immediate future because she hates us), you are probably angry. See reason #1 to learn if caps lock is acceptable.

#3 For Emphasis

When corresponding with people through text, it can be difficult to convey tone or emotion. To do so, use caps lock! But use it sparingly to emphasize just a few words. Examples: "Can you BELIEVE she doesn't like ICE CREAM?!" and "I am NOT KIDDING when I say glitter is the GREATEST accessory ever."

WHEN DO YOU USE CAPS LOCK?

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