Five Star Friday is now two months old! My excitement over this minor anniversary is tempered, though, by my inability to properly capitalize titles.
It has been brought to my attention that my habit of capitalizing the first letter of Every Single Word In A Title is incorrect and should be stopped. The person who so kindly pointed out my capitalization issue directed me to a site that explains capitalization in simple terms and also inquired as to why a writer like myself would not have confronted this issue years ago.
My excuse? Canada's mediocre attempt at bilingualism. In Canada, we tout our bilingual status, yet eight straight years of French language instruction has yielded me little more than the ability to read both languages on the back of a box of breakfast cereal.
How does this have anything to do with my ability to capitalize, you ask? Well, the French have a complicated system of capitalization rules, which mostly states that the majority of words in titles are not capitalized. Between my French and English classes in high school, I lost track of my titular bearings and never encountered a teacher who gave enough of a rat's ass about capitalization rules to bother boring us with them, so here I am, inappropriately capitalizing titles at thirty-five years of age.
Sadly, due to laziness, the following Five Star Friday submissions are rife with my old, bad capitalization habits.
And I call myself a writer.
Oh, right, it's Five Star Friday! On with the show:
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