OCTOBER 22 IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!
Sorry, we won’t yell at you anymore.
International Caps Lock Day was created in 2000 by Iowa man Derek Arnold. Arnold created this day to be a parody holiday poking fun at those who use the caps lock button when not necessary. The internet made this silly holiday a sensation, so don’t be surprised if you come across some status updates that are entirely made up of uppercase letters today.
Anderson said of the holiday that is now in it’s 14th year of celebration,
International Caps Lock Day is in fact a testament to the small mindedness of certain Western individuals: the majority of the world’s population writes in scripts which have no concept of letter casing. Therefore it is advised to laugh at anyone who invokes this day as an excuse to dismiss local typographical conventions: they are simply making an a** out of themselves.
International Caps Lock Day has become so popular, that it is now celebrated on two days. It is also celebrated on June 28th to pay tribute to Billy Mays, the infomercial king known for his incredibly vocal delivery in all his commercials, who died that day.
You can celebrate Caps Lock Day by keeping that caps lock button pushed down all day and using the hastag, “#CAPSLOCKDAY” because according to the “official” CAPS LOCK DAY website, “CAPS LOCK DAY IS A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND FOREVER SCREAMING TEXT FOR ALL ETERNITY AND LOVE.”