INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY! It’s a whole day dedicated to something that drives most people crazy—text that is written in ALL CAPITALIZED LETTERS.
International Caps Lock Day was created in 2000 by Derek Arnold of Iowa. This holiday began as a parody. It was intended to poke fun at those individuals who unnecessarily capitalize letters, words, and phrases.The day became so popular with internet users that it is now celebrated twice a year—on June 28 and on October 22.
Hit your caps lock button and celebrate INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!
The fictional holiday has grown to the point where it now has its own “official” website, a portal that is the “SELF PROCLAIMED OFFICIAL HOME PAGE OF CAPS LOCK DAY” and also has a dedicated Twitter account to go with it.
A word of warning. Use your Caps Lock sparingly. Once is funny, twice might get a smirk, any more and you are looking for the internet equivalent of a punch in the face.
Who invented the Caps Lock key?
Historically, Shift Lock was used to type uppercase on typewriters that had no other form of emphasis – no bold, italic, or underline (except by backspacing and retyping underlines). In the early1980’s IBM introduced the PC/XT keyboard with a Caps Lock that shifted only letters, not digits or punctuation.