Saturday, December 28, 2002

John sends this NY Times article on how some people think that the word internet should be spelled with a lowercase i. I agree. I have spelled it in lowercase for years. Those who capitalize it appear to be under a mistaken impression that the internet is some sort of brand name or proper noun or commercial product. It is really just an amorphous set of connections and public domain protocols that are used to communicate between different computer networks.

One sentence that took me aback was: "Whether you use a cap I or little I is macht nicht," the German term for bupkis.

Ok, but what is the English word for bupkis? 'Bupkis' is a Yiddish word that means "large beans".

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