Sunday, February 25, 2007

Whimsical Thoughts on Arrogance and Third Person References to Self

The Oracle read somewhere recently that one sounds arrogant when speaking of himself in the third person. For the record, The Oracle denies being guilty of arrogance as long as he does not capitalize the first letter of the third person singular pronoun when referring to himself.

The bright line in the law is this: capitalizing the first letter of the definite article is acceptable; capitalizing that of the pronoun is not.

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