Monday, 12 March 2012

Me, Me, Me: The Story of I

We all love to talk about ourselves, right? 'I' is the start of many utterances, and many books too.

But there's an interesting story behind the word 'I'. It is the only single-letter word in the English language that gets to be capitalised, and though the reason may have a little to do with ego, apparently it's more to do with how the written word looks on the page than anything else. Dictionary.com explains here.

Of course, I still think ego plays a large part.

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