Judge Tells Father To Stop Emailing His Children In All Caps Because It Appears Like He's Yelling

May 6, 2014


A judge overseeing a custody battle in England has ordered a father to stop emailing his children in all caps because it appears he's yelling. Yes, really. I even double checked the source site to make sure this wasn't some leftover from April Fools'. The world we live in, ladies and gentlemen! Now, if you could just light this fuse and run away. "Is that a rocket you've tied yourself to?" No, just explosives.

A High Court judge in England told an "insensitive" father that he must stop emailing his children in all capital letters because it looks like he is yelling at them.

The judge ordered that the father's old style of emails, which were "equivalent to him shouting," needed to be improved upon with the help of a family assistance officer.

"He needs help to make his messages appropriate and child friendly," the judge said. "There's nothing worse than an email suggestive that the sender is shouting at you."

Sure, nobody likes being shouted at. But I get all caps emails all the time and I don't feel like I'm being yelled at. I just think somebody doesn't know how to turn their caps lock key off. That said, when I type in all caps I TYPE IT ALL BY HOLDING DOWN THE SHIFT KEY. Pro-style.

Thanks to Brobamalicous, who totally caps locked me in his email and I wasn't offended. And to http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/17/Judge-tells-father-to-stop-emailing-his-children-in-all-capital-letters/6491397738707/, who I'm not convinced knows how to properly fill out the tip form.

  • Looks like a "Dave"

    If you don't like someone typing in all caps you could respond with, "STOP YELLING AT ME! YOU'RE NOT MY MOTHER!"

  • Truthfull

    This is ridiculous. This is the perfect example of group think. You cannot yell at someone by writing. If you believe someone is yelling at you because of CAPS you're either crazy, sensitive or take this internet etiquette thing too far.

    People we now live in a world where judges use tax payers money to inform and chastise parents of texting and email etiquette in relation to their own children. Sad.

  • uihiuj

    Internet culture: where insensitivity behind the monitor is the new politeness.

  • Truthfull

    In my opinion, the internet is not a culture, it's a tool, a tool that allows is to see the hidden and often true nature of those around us without trickery or request. Due to the current availability of anonymity of the internet and social profiles, individuals are further emboldened to be themselves without fear of consequence. So they allow their negatives to shine brightly as almost cathartic buffoonery equal in its emotional, social and philosophical nature to the concepts behind those Purge movies.

    The internet allow some to purge their racism, callousness, anger and all manner of judgmental and divisive behavior so they can feel relieved, apart from, in liking to, empowered and prideful regarding others. Will those things cease to exist without the internet? No. But the internet is the magnifying principle and lens through which all these things become glaringly apparent and completely obvious.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.


  • Confession Bear: I prioritize emails based upon whether or not the person uses correct grammar and email etiquette. :(

  • Guest

    yeah i ignore those wimps too

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