Richard Howell isn’t rich. How do I know? He lacks capital.
Uppercase letters pepper this excerpt, yet Richard begins with a lowercase r. That wasn’t a capital idea. I’d be hard-pressed to believe Mr. Howell spells his first name with a lowercase letter, a la singer k.d. lang, poet bill bissett and other assorted rebels.
The capital R kept a rockin’, but it couldn’t come in. That’s a shame, because Mr. Howell is no “little Richard.” He may not be renowned, but he’s still a proper noun. Show him some respect, with a capital R.
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