RE: Can style trump grammar rules?

Subject: RE: Can style trump grammar rules?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, Kyle Simmons <kylesimmons0164 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:22:22 -0700

Just to show that it's an acknowledged idea, but it's more of a design and marketing/branding decision.

http://www.philosophy.com/
http://www.philosophy.com/about-us/about-us,en_US,pg.html

Note that on the About page, the style is continued even with the founder's proper name and "u.s.a."

And under "our heritage," note this:

"our lowercase writing and children's photos remind us to live life with curiosity, wisdom and abundant joy."

If you want to experiment, great, but be prepared for pushback. And if you don't get it, then enjoy it. :)

Steve


On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:41 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

My wife used to be a legal secretary. She would have been grinding her teeth and grabbing one hand with the other a la Dr Strangelove to hold herself back from choking the life out of your GF.

It's not just technical writer thinking.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 7/30/2014 9:07 AM, Kyle Simmons wrote:
> She was doing all the addressing, and I noticed that she was writing
> in all lowercase. Lowercase names. Lowercase street addresses.
> Lowercase state abbreviations. I was horrified.


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