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Old May 18 2013, 09:52 PM   #52
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Re: Capitalisation of I

Kommander wrote: View Post
The personal pronoun I is capitalized to differentiate from the math symbol i.[citation needed]

Back when the Rules of Etiquette were established, it was considered socially unacceptable to refer to oneself as being a number or imaginary, rude to refer to oneself as the square root of anything, and extremely rude to refer to oneself as the square root of a negative number. Also, people were offended by math in general back then.
Speaking of numbers, I is number one, the way the Romans wrote it.
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