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to want to email Aquila and tell them......

(23 Posts)
BertrandRussell Wed 18-Nov-15 14:25:55

.....that capital Is do not have dots over them?

As a public service, did you know the dot is actually a "tittle"?

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Wed 18-Nov-15 14:28:13

And did you know that I always put a dot over the "i" when I write in capitals unless it's at the start of a word, just because it looks pretty?

Thank you for the PSA though.

BertrandRussell Wed 18-Nov-15 14:31:58

But it's wrong! How can it look pretty if iit's wrong???

<gnaws on own leg>

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Wed 18-Nov-15 14:34:00

WHY iS iT WRONG THOUGH? PRETTY LiTTLE DOTS iN SENTENCES iS A LOVELY SiGHT TO SEE!

OrangeSquashTallGlass Wed 18-Nov-15 14:35:23

'And did you know that I always put a dot over the "i" when I write in capitals unless it's at the start of a word, just because it looks pretty?'

This makes me twitch.

Post a photo of it milk and lets have a vote. grin

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 18-Nov-15 14:35:49

At least it was a dot not a heart <gives DD a hard stare>

Tokelau Wed 18-Nov-15 14:37:58

Yes, ItsAll, but teenage girls have to do that grin

my friends and I all did this when we were teenagers

OrangeSquashTallGlass Wed 18-Nov-15 14:38:17

Urhhghg. Stop!

How do you read that though? Its all shouty and not shouty. You sound unhinged.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Wed 18-Nov-15 14:39:08

A PHOTO OF MY HANDWRiTING iS NEVER GOiNG TO HAPPEN - TOO iDENTiFYABLE!

(iT'S QUiTE HARD TYPiNG LiKE THiS)

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 18-Nov-15 14:40:44

Yes, ItsAll, but teenage girls have to do that

She's 5 years old <sigh>

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Wed 18-Nov-15 14:40:52

UNHiNGED iS FAiRLY ACCURATE TBH.

Tokelau Wed 18-Nov-15 14:48:51

*Yes, ItsAll, but teenage girls have to do that

She's 5 years old <sigh>*

Oh. Good luck with that then. smile

FellOffMyUnicorn Wed 18-Nov-15 14:50:00

not a clue what you are talking about - and Google takes me to a tv show from the 1990s - so if you are talking about that then you are a good few years too late to BU and therefore YABU!

if not..... then what are you talking about?

BertrandRussell Wed 18-Nov-15 14:58:01

I bet you do bubble writing too, Milk.

Unicorn-look up and slightly to the right. Advertisement for a comic for posh kids children's magazine..

kippersmum Wed 18-Nov-15 14:58:20

www.aquila.co.uk/?gclid=CPaR39admskCFSgFwwodqTsG7Q this perhaps?

it is a great magazine, my DD has had a subscription for a couple of years now & loves it. Perfect christmas present from the grandparents

kippersmum Wed 18-Nov-15 14:59:25

Thanks Bertrand, I've never been called posh before ;)

HeteronormativeHaybales Wed 18-Nov-15 15:04:07

I got Aquila for my kids for a bit - they never really enjoyed it. Too worthy and aspirational-educational. The old strapline 'The magazine for children who enjoy challenges' used to make me cringe a little. They get First News now, which they enjoy, and (bilingual) the children's spin-off of a German news magazine, which manages to get the educational-engaging balance just right.

ThatsHowYouGetAnts Wed 18-Nov-15 15:06:56

it is a great magazine, my DD has had a subscription for a couple of years now & loves it. Perfect christmas present from the grandparents

Agreed, my DCs also get it, also paid by grandparent grin

We're not posh. It's just a really good, informative kids' mag.

helenahandbag Wed 18-Nov-15 15:11:58

I'm 25 and still dot my I's with a circle instead of a dot.

<misses point>

scribblegirl Wed 18-Nov-15 15:21:45

I thought you were talking about the 1990s kid's TV show about a spaceship found in ancient ruins.

I loved that show <misses point of thread>

FellOffMyUnicorn Wed 18-Nov-15 15:41:00

that tv show also does the capital I with a dot.....

maybe its a Roman thing (Aquila is the 2 headed eagle)

Battleshiphips2 Wed 18-Nov-15 15:43:56

Only the really smart kids will understand why they have put the dot there.

kippersmum Wed 18-Nov-15 23:12:07

Bumping this for the evening crowd. Not sure why their ad on MN got such a sarky response?!

My DD (9) has Aspergers & Aquila is the only thing she has really got into apart from Harry Potter. It is not biased towards girls, it is equally suitable for boys. My DD loves the non-fiction aspect.

Most 9 yr old girls magazines have billions of pics of fluffy bunnies & old pics of 1D but not much else....

I have no connection to Aquila, but wanted to suggest it to parents of ASD children who are looking for non-fiction options of things to read.

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