Posted by New Kid on September 14, 1998 at 14:02:09:
In Reply to: Re: Sir, what the hell is your status? posted by Two Cities on September 14, 1998 at 13:01:01:
In California, all legal process is required to be in the English language.
To the best of my research, within the English language, the use of upper and lower case characters is declarative. [Try reading the Declaration of Independence and decipher the declarative intent of the framers when they use different cases in the construct of their statements.] However, the general rule does not allow a succession of upper case characters without the subsequent use of punctuation antecedent to each character to indicate a contraction. If perhaps the succession of upper case characters produced a recognisable phonetic utterance, such utterance would be classified as an anacronym, not as a noun.[e.g.: By understanding little letters subversive heathens inform telling truths, or B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.T.]
To my knowledge at present, the only language that allows for a succession of upper case characters is the language of Latin (the tongue of Rome). This form of latin was constructed from only upper case characters. Perhaps this is the declarative intent of such phonetic utterances as the STATE OF CALIFORNIA. A form of law foreign to our heritage of English Common law. While latin is the linguistic heritage of English Common law, from what I have read, it utilizes both upper and lower case characters.
Has anyone else in those two cities of yours contemplated this in the context of the rules of English form and punctuation? [Rules are rules for a reason, not just as a nuisance as some would believe.] Or am I engaging in childish forms of sophistry?
I look forward to an intellegent response.
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