Capitalization (Part One)

The Capitalization of certain Words in The English Language (along with many other so-called “Rules”) is an area of The Language which *needs Improvement.  The Common Tongue does this.

In The English Language, there are a few different instances in-which it is “required” (according to the accepted regulations) to capitalize A Word.  One of these instances is in-the-use-of Proper Names — whether They be of a:  Person, Animal, Place, IdeaBusiness, or all Other Things (Abstract or Concrete).

However, this Capitalization does is not done to The Pronouns which refer to said Persons, Animals, Places, Ideas, Businesses, or Things.  This may-not seem to be much of a problem — but I have often-noticed, while reading, that the significance that these Pronouns have on The Sub-Conscious Mind greatly-diminishes when They are not capitalized.  In Cases such-as-These — The Mind may wander, or The Point may be “Lost” — thus, causing the need for The Reader to re-read The Text, in-order-to ensure that It is properly-comprehended.

An Aside…

[plain]It is a philosophy based on My Own Experience that:  when The Mind wanders while reading — there are a few possible reasons for This (Distraction and/or “Having A Lot On One’s Mind” excluded, as they have nothing-to-do-with The Written Piece).  The Main Reasons that would cause a person’s Mind to wander while reading are:

  • Poor formulation of The Concepts being presented in The Written Piece
  • Poor Sentence Structure — causing The Message to be obscured or even “Lost”
  • Poor Punctuation — causing the same as above
  • Poor Use Of Capitalization — (also) causing the same as above

Thus, it is necessary — in My Mind — to correct These Problems.


There-fore, in The Common Tongue, all Definite Pronouns (those referring to a Specific Person or Thing) shall-be Capitalized.  This includes (obviously):

  • I, Me, My, Mine
  • You, Yours
  • We, Us, Our, Ours
  • He, His, She, Hers
  • They, Them, Their, Theirs
  • It, **It’s
  • This, That, These, Those
  • ***an-Other, any-Other, Others, any-One, Oneno-One, some-One
    (when referring to A Person only — notice that only The Pronouns “One” & “Other” are Capitalized, and not The Quantifier attached to Them.)

Indefinite Pronouns (Those-Which do-not refer to Any Specific Person or Thing) shall-not be Capitalized.  These include:

  • an-othereach, eitherneitherevery-thing, some-thing

This Ends Part One…

Notes On Asterisks


* (This, of-course, is my opinion.  I recognized that Others may dis-agree with Me.  However, My Opinion is not-wrong.  It is…  My Opinion.  If One wishes to differ…  He or She can start His or Her own Blog, or Website.)

** (This is not a mistake, and shall-be explained in an-other Blog Post.)

*** (Though These are considered — in The English Language — to-be Indefinite Pronouns, They actually are-not.  They are in-deed Definite Pronouns, because They make specific reference to ALL Other Persons or Things which are in-contrast-to An Other Specific Person or Thing…  Wrap Your Head around That One)


The Common Tongue