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6-14-2010 @ 10:38PM
The all caps things probably stems from hand written contracts, where block capitals would have been uesd. If you look at any number of people's writing, their 'regular' writing style (ie normal capitalisation, and mostly lowercase lettering) will vary from neat and legible to barely more than chicken scrawl.Block capitals tend to remove a reasonable portion of the invididuality of a person writing, because you tend to write block capitals in a similar way to other people, and it also removes the cursiveness (ie letter joining). Just look at how you have to fill out a income tax form, or insurance form, and compare it to writing a letter with a pen to someone.The use of block capitals standardises the structure, and so would increase the readability, and reduce the chance of words being misread or misinterpreted.The other thing would be to ensure there is particular emphasis on key parts of the contract that cannot otherwise come out with the written word when compared to the spoken word.
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