Is it rude to type in all caps?

Typing in all capital letters on the Internet is considered rude because it is difficult to read and comes across as very aggressive (LIKE SHOUTING!).

What does emailing in all caps mean?

WHEN YOU WRITE IN ALL CAPS IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE SHOUTING. Using capital letters to indicate strong feeling may be the most famous example of typographical tone of voice.

Why do people say OK in all caps?

Some people prefer to write ‘okay’, because it looks more like a word and allows them to avoid the jarring appearance of block capitals. This is because when the word first appeared in print, in 1839, it was spelt ‘OK’. The spelling ‘okay’ developed some time later.

Is all caps in email yelling?

Do not use ALL capital letters to emphasize or highlight your message. This is considered to be rude, and can be interpreted as shouting at someone in terms of email etiquette.

Is bold text in emails shouting?

Don’t abuse the bold, italics and underline styling. While these features can be used to emphasize a point, too much of a good thing goes bad quickly. An email full of bold, italicized and underlined text could come across as aggressive, or even rude.

Does it matter if you capitalize an email address?

No. Email addresses are not case sensitive. Having letters in all lowercase makes the email address easier to read, but the oversight won’t stop your messages from being delivered.

Is it correct to write okay?

Okay and OK are two acceptable spellings of the same word. In formal writing, follow the requirements of your style guide. There’s no difference between OK and okay. The older term, OK, (possibly) derived from an abbreviation for an intentional misspelling of “all correct.” The terms are both standard English.

Are emails case sensitive?

What is mail shouting?

a.k.a. writing in ALL CAPS. If someone tells you to stop shouting, it’s another way of saying, “TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.” When someone is TYPING AN ENTIRE SENTENCE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, that person is SHOUTING. It is not proper netiquette to TYPE IN ALL CAPS, especially in e-mail.