Unpunctuated Challenge 3: Personal Pronoun I

I tried to find a good reason but i still have no idea!

We don’t do it for other personal pronouns like ‘we’ or ‘you’ or even ‘me’ but we do it for ‘I’. We use a capital letter for ‘I’ even though there’s no logical reason for doing so.

The Old English word for ‘I’ was ‘ic’ (which didn’t use a capital letter). The pronunciation and spelling changed over time. There are a few theories related to how a capital ‘I’ may have been considered to be clearer to differentiate than a lowercase ‘i’ at some point in history. This seems a flimsy explanation but it’s also a typical one for many conventions for the modern English language!

You can find additional resources for using capital letters here.

You can find more quirky facts about punctuation in the Monster Punctuation book!