[quote="R_C, post:16, topic:334323"]
It is better to err on the side of excessive devotion than on the side of irreverence...
Oh, it's not so much as excessive devotion (which is, however, part of my irritation), as it is misuse of the written language. I can even just barely tolerate capitalized pronouns (and I only do so because it has become custom) with reference to God simply because in English, pronouns are not capitalized unless they begin a sentence or are part of a title. There's nothing irreverent about using lowercase pronouns to refer to God, much less our Lady.
So yes, this irritates me because:
- It is an affront to English and I am a language nerd; and
- It's excessive devotion and nothing excessive is good.
P.S. though: this post is about me, and I do not imply condemnation for those who do.