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Why Do We Capitalize “I”?

Capital “I” image via Shutterstock Some languages capitalize several of their pronouns. Some don’t capitalize any of them. English is an odd duck in that we only capitalize the first person singular, I. Why? Honestly, we’re not sure. Linguists and historians have been unable to find any record of a definitive explanation. We know this much: In [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wallis Simpson

It takes quite a woman to get a man to give up the English throne just to marry her, but twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson pulled off the trick in 1936 when she married King Edward VIII. Here are five things you might not know about the woman for whom Edward abdicated the throne. 1. She [...]