Thursday, July 21, 2005


Ingenious Fictional Name

In John Sandford's Prey series of novels (Mind Prey, Naked Prey, etc.), detective Lucas Davenport's sidekick is named Del Capslock. I read that name dozens of times before its origin finally penetrated my thick skull. Look on the left-hand side of your computer keyboard. According to a list compiled by the Census Bureau, in 1990 no one in a representative sample of United States residents had the surname Capslock.

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