Wednesday, August 18

Facts about the Tittle

Tittle Facts

Do you know what a Tittle is?

Ever wondered about the origin of the word tittle? Today, this term is rarely used. But did you know that the tiny dot above the lowercase j and i has an actual name? It's called a tittle or superscript. Fascinating, isn't it?

The word tittle comes from the Latin titulus, which means title or inscription. The word is rarely used in modern English, except in the phrase “jot and tittle,” which means every tiny detail. This phrase comes from the Bible, where Jesus says that “not one jot or one tittle” will disappear from the law until everything is accomplished. (Matthew 5:18, King James Version)

The tittle is an exciting feature of writing and printing that shows how letters can change and evolve over time. The tittle can also affect how we read and pronounce words in other languages. The tittle is a tiny but significant mark that definitely deserves our attention.

Here's a fun fact I recently discovered and didn't learn in school-the tittle! It's the tiny dot above the i and j. So, remember to tittle your i's and j's and cross your t's. Enjoy your day!

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