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From the Newsroom: How to speak Columbian

I don’t know about your line of work, but in newspapers we use a lot of colorful jargon and lingo. Sometimes these terms find their way into common use. The words uppercase and lowercase, for example, refer to where the individual pieces of type were kept in composing rooms back in the day when type was set by hand. Because they were used more, the lowercase letters were physically located where they were easiest to reach. The capital letters were above them, where it was more of a stretch.
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Source: The Columbian

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