Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hierarchy of Capital G's

While many people spend their time debating Iraq or the values of dramatic play I prefer to spend my time being a bit more innovative. For example I have come up with the Hierarchy or Capital G's. Be sure you write this date down, as your children will want to know when this order was established.

Low: This G is the poor man's G. When this G is used it is something that isn't that important. Maybe it appears on a list or on a note, not an important note mind you, this G would never be found on a wedding invitation. This G probably does more work than all the other G's but it never gets the recognition that it deserves. Our world is a better place because of this G.

Low Middle: This is the first G that I learned how to write. And for that I will always be thankful. Every once in a while I still write my G's like this, but anymore it looks like I am trying too hard when I make a G like this one. So this one gets passed up for the lower class G above it. Really this G is a staple of Capital G's and could really be thought of as the middle class of G's. It has money, but also a mortgage on its home.

Middle: The first time that I learned how to read this G was during Christmas in my younger years. My grandma wrote in cursive so I learned that this twisty letter was, in fact, a G. Soon afterwards I learned how to write this letter in elementary school. When I figured out how to draw this G I though it was the cat's pajamas. But know I know better, this G looks fancy but it is all show, it can't back itself up. Don't be tricked when you see this G, it may look really neat, but most likely it was drawn by a 5th grader... or my grandma.

Upper Middle: When someone wants to start drawing a fancy looking G this is the one that is used the most. The proper term for this kind of G is the "Arrow G", because the G forms a rudimentary arrow. This G demands more attention than other capital G's, but it still will party with the other G's. It remembers its roots and shares it's wealth. Many people think of this G as the "rich uncle" of the capital G's. And this analogy is not too far from the truth.

Upper: Finally we have this G. This G is used in the fanciest of all the cases. It can stand up to the pressure of being alone as a company logo or used together as a monogram. There are many variations of this kind of G depending on it's heritage, but all if this kind of G can be identified by the long vertical 'tail' line. If God were to write his name in English letters, this is the G that he would use. A warning: be very careful when you use this G many commoners can not handle its power. It is suggested that you use the "Arrow G" for at least five years before you move on to this G.


Michelle said...

good grief you are ridiculous!

Think Frustrated said...

I use the Upper Middle when I sign my last name. But, the rest of it is in cursive. Go figure. In fact, the Upper-Middle G is the only non-cursive letter in my signature. I wonder what a signature analysis would say about that.

Ookami Snow said...

It means that you demand attention and that you share your wealth.

hockeyfrog said...

I never really thought about how I write my g's... and I too use the upper middle G.

What freaks me out more is the fact I never realized it *does* look like an arrow.

Neel Mehta said...

Heaven knows the world would be a better place if we focused on G's instead of Iraq. (Wait... is that what the G8 Summit was all about?)

I too employ the upper middle G --a variation in that looks like a C with a right angle added, so that the arrow points almost horizontally. But I have an appreciation for the low G, the only one that can be done in a single penstroke without intersecting itself.

Not so fond of the middle cursive G, which I mix up with a treble clef in my moments of greatest confusion.

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