I don’t get it.
Please, someone explain this phenomenon to me.
OK, fine. I’ll give you the background, instead of forcing you to read my mind, which is clogged with ridiculous thoughts and Sudafed. (Thank you, grandson, for the recycled gift of what is no longer a common cold virus, but has mutated into Mighty Morphin Super Snot.)
I am writing an article for the real estate section of my newspaper.
Here is the copy written by the agent, which appears on the glossy ad sheet. Note: This is exactly as it appears.
Incredibly peaceful and Quiet location. Fabulous Cape Cod mansion located on a huge 25,000 Sq. Ft. lot. Backs to the privacy of an Open Space. Tumbled Sandstone, new carpet, fresh paint. Large kitchen with Granite counters and Viking Appliances. Pool and large grassy area with play area for kids.
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
Before we go on:
a. I know this person is not a professional writer.
b. Far be it for me to bite the hand that feeds my runny-nosed grandson.
I am simply using this paragraph as an example of rampant, widespread over-capitalization. Everywhere. In all forms of communication. Some of it by professionals—perhaps not writers, but people who are in business—that should know better.
Have you noticed it? Or am I hallucinating? Really, I haven’t taken that much Sudafed.
Never mind. I just found this. There's even a name for it.