The case for lowercasing “covid”

It’s here for good.

It’s evolved into something milder.

Maybe it is the new flu.

When words have firmly entered the vernacular, we tend to lowercase them.

As in: “Eat my ass, covid.”

So I think we should lowercase it. Hear that, Canadian Press and all the other style guides out there jostling for primacy and torturing various copy editors I happen to know? Let’s do this.

And with that, I’m pouring myself a scotch.

LB with a big glass of scotch.