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CAPS LOCK DAY 2011: Celebrate Capital Letters With TWEETS!

06/28/2011 11:32 am ET | Updated Aug 28, 2011

GUESS WHAT? IT'S INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

The humorous holiday, which encourages Internet users around the world to engage in ordinary correspondences with the Caps Lock button engaged, was created by a man named Derek Arnold, who first celebrated the day on October 22, 2000.

"International Caps Lock Day is in fact a testament to the small mindedness of certain Western individuals: the majority of the world's population writes in scripts which have no concept of letter casing," Arnold explained to The Next Web. "Therefore it is advised to laugh at anyone who invokes this day as an excuse to dismiss local typographical conventions: they are simply making an ass out of themselves."

On June 28, 2009, a second CAPS LOCK DAY was instituted to commemorate the passing of infomercial icon and remarkably loud pitch-man Billy Mays.

That's right, you get two CAPS LOCK DAYS a year! But no matter which date you're observing, "CAPS LOCK DAY IS A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND FOREVER SCREAMING TEXT FOR ALL ETERNITY AND LOVE," according to the self-proclaimed SELF PROCLAIMED OFFICIAL HOME PAGE OF CAPS LOCK DAY.

Now that you're up to speed, here are a few tweets to celebrate.

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