# Think you're clever? Can you name each of these CASING styles?

How many of these capitilization styles can you name?

I'll give you a clue, the first one is "UPPERCASE"

1. ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES HOMER SOMETHING SOMETHING
2. all work and no play makes homer something something
3. All Work And No Play Makes Homer Something Something
4. AllWorkAndNoPlayMakesHomerSomethingSomething
5. allWorkAndNoPlayMakesHomerSomethingSomething
6. All work and no play makes homer something something
7. all_work_and_no_play_makes_homer_something_something
8. ALL_WORK_AND_NO_PLAY_MAKES_HOMER_SOMETHING_SOMETHING
9. all-work-and-no-play-makes-homer-something-something
10. All-Work-And-No-Play-Makes-Homer-Something-Something
11. All wOrk And nO plAy mAkEs hOmEr sOmEthIng sOmEthIng
12. alL woRk AnD No plAy MAkeS HOMer sOMetHInG sOmetHING

Take your time. Look through them carefully. One at a time, out loud, say what each of them is called.

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Easy one first up:

1. ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES HOMER SOMETHING SOMETHING

That's uppercase. Letters A-Z.

2. all work and no play makes homer something something

...lowercase, letters a-z.

3. All Work And No Play Makes Homer Something Something

...Title Case, the first letter of each word is capitalized.*

4. AllWorkAndNoPlayMakesHomerSomethingSomething

Good old PascalCase... words are smashed together, with the first word capitalized.

5. allWorkAndNoPlayMakesHomerSomethingSomething

PascalCase's close relative, camelCase... words are smashed together, with the first word not-capitalized.

6. All work and no play makes homer something something

Sentence case... all words lowercase, but the first letter capitalized.

7. all_work_and_no_play_makes_homer_something_something

Snake case: underscores as word separators.

8. ALL_WORK_AND_NO_PLAY_MAKES_HOMER_SOMETHING_SOMETHING

Combine snake_case with UPPERCASE and you get C_CONSTANT_CASE.

9. all-work-and-no-play-makes-homer-something-something

This is kebab-case, great for URL fragments, it's lowercase with each word separated by a hyphen.

10. All-Work-And-No-Play-Makes-Homer-Something-Something

This is Train-Case, the slightly shouty cousin of kebab-case.

11. All wOrk And nO plAy mAkEs hOmEr sOmEthIng sOmEthIng

You might have to pay attention to spot that this is vOwEl cAsE - where vowels are sent to UPPERCASE.

12. alL woRk AnD No plAy MAkeS HOMer sOMetHInG sOmetHING

And this is an exmple of Sponge Bob Case, where letters are randomly assigned a case; it's different every time, and hard to detect. You can't disprove that every one of the above examples is ALSO an example of Sponge Bob case. That's the thing about random ;-)

Yeh, this fun and educational content is also a promo for NimbleText...

This example lets you play with all the different casing styles and generate your own in a snap!

Thanks to Doeke Zanstra for the idea of vOwEl cAsE.

* For a more nuanced take on Title Case (for professional writers) try the title case converter tool, which can apply complex house styles, like Chicago, APA.

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