DCist Going Singular?

Did anyone else catch the major non-no perpetrated by Kyle Gustafson on yesterday’s DCist Photo of the Day post? Did you note the flagrant use, nay, abuse of the letter “i”?

I counted at least 11 lone letter “i”‘s, unsupported by surrounding letters, independent and indivisible in the post. And 24 hours later they’re still there! A totally random and unscientific survey of his entries show this “i” usage is new and different.

Could this mean that DCist is slowing breaking with the “Royal We” rule of the “ist” empire? Is Kyle is the vanguard for change to be more like the ragingly “I” of Metblogs? Or could it be a sinister Singularist mole infiltration?

I, for one, have my suspicions…

3 Comments so far

  1. Sommer (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    Way to be on the ball, Metblogs! We fazed out the strict ‘royal we’ requirement months ago. You can see other examples here, here, and here. We just got tired of using it when it didn’t make sense, so came to a collective decision to relax the rule. Thanks for noticing, though.

  2. Stacey (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

    While I occassionally like DCist (although I probably only stop by once a week), I like the I’s when I read through yesterday. Makes me feel a little bit less like I’m the girl at the party all the socialites are looking down at b/c I don’t know the good wine.

  3. catherine (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 11:16 pm

    this has actually been in use for quite a while now, and definitely not just by kyle.

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