Thanks to an unspoken rule of the internet, you can always tell when someone has lost an argument with a stranger. As soon as someone starts typing in all caps, game over. Caps lock generally makes you look like a deranged lunatic pounding away on their keyboard for the sake of an online argument. Apparently, no one sent Donald Trump the memo. In response to the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling on Thursday, which upheld the restraint on Trump's controversial immigration ban, the president tweeted: "SEE YOU IN COURT." Appropriately, people have been tweeting all caps responses to Trump's reaction.
Because when you think about it, "SEE YOU IN COURT" is perhaps the perfect response when you want to shut down an argument (as the person you're arguing with will likely become too confused to continue). Unfortunately for Trump, it's the continuation of an argument... about taking a court to court, or something like that. And either way, it looks like there will be plenty of court for Trump in the future, as the decision could find its way to the Supreme Court eventually.
If Trump's first days on Twitter as president are any indicator, I'm sure we can expect plenty more caps lock by then. But until that time, we'll have to settle for fights with clothing stores, ominous threats to judges online, and of course, some tweets:
THIS IS A STATE OF EMERGENCY
We have achieved all-caps; I REPEAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED ALL-CAPS https://t.co/U8va8qNHby— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 9, 2017
For Trump, There Are Too Many To Go Around
Hey, Don't Blame This On The Caffeine
WE NEED TO SETTLE DOWN A LITTLE. IDK MAYBE LAY OFF THE AFTERNOON ICED TEA— Tim Dickinson (@7im) February 9, 2017
The Hour Is Even Better In Caps Lock
SEE YOU AT HAPPY HOUR, THURSDAY'S AT STAKE.— Toby Phillips (@TobyCPhillips) February 9, 2017
No Refills, Though
ILL SEE YOU IN THE FOOD COURT!— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) February 10, 2017
Badminton Is SERIOUS, OK?
All-caps tweets I would send out, were I the president:— waitwait (@waitwait) February 9, 2017
“SEE YOU IN COURT. BECAUSE WE SCHEDULED A BADMINTON GAME THAT I’M V EXCITED ABOUT."
Maybe Trump's Next Presidential Address Will Be Composed Entirely In Caps Lock
SEE YOU IN COURT!— Mar-trocious (@MartinPribble) February 10, 2017
I CALL MY OWN SHOTS!
BUY MY DAUGHTER'S DRESSES!
EASY D! pic.twitter.com/hV3EIDmL2y
Somehow, Caps Lock Made This More Threatening Than Trump's Tweet
This One Really Seems Like It Could Be Straight Out Of The President's Own Twitter Playbook
Maybe Trump Was Asking Kellyanne Conway The Same Thing?
HOW DO I TURN OFF CAPS LOCK HOLLY HELP ME— Joseph Joestar (@oldseph_en) February 10, 2017
Some People Took Trump Literally... He Plays A Lot Of Tennis At Mar-a-Lago, After All
MARKETS Are Pretty Exciting, Right?
@ReformedBroker SEE YOU ON HALFTIME REPORT. MON - FRI 12PM EST.— PJ Larson (@PJ_Larson98) February 10, 2017
And There Was This Great Spin On The Caps Lock Itself
@realDonaldTrump CAPtain CAPs CAPping off another productive day in the CAPital. CAPs off to you!— Gav (@miracleofsound) February 10, 2017
And This One, Well, Was Just A Cry For Help
A Friendly All Caps Reminder, Just In Case Trump Has Forgotten
THE CAPS LOCK KEY IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGALLY BINDING PRECEDENT https://t.co/pH0mP1p2bc— Earl Hoffert (@Earl_Hoffert) February 10, 2017
A Valid Question
IF OUR OWN PRESIDENT @realDonaldTrump CAN USE CAPS LOCK IN HIS PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION WHY CAN'T I USE IT IN MY COLLEGE THESIS— Brandon McDonald (@IGotALongName) February 10, 2017
Maybe This Was His Thought Process Behind It All
@LRBitisnot DOES THE CAPS LOCK MAKE ME SEEM MORE RATIONAL?— American Monkey (@SAmericanMonkey) February 10, 2017
CHECKS AND BALANCES IS HARD MAN.— Rev. J.R. (@acce245) February 10, 2017
CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL! https://t.co/gmMLvWolgv
A New Hashtag Was Born Out Of This, Too
GODDAMN GRIZZLY BEARS IN OUR SCHOOLS! #TypeSomeCapitalizedWords— Steve Czapiewski (@uncledeercamp) February 10, 2017
Hillary Wouldn't Have Used The Caps Lock
NEVER SAY A WOMAN IS TOO EMOTIONAL TO BE PRESIDENT AGAIN #typesomecapitalizedwords— E.K (@findingmypoly) February 10, 2017
And Finally, Some Hope For The Future
IF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE COULDN'T STOP A CLEARLY UNQUALIFIED TYRANT, MAYBE THE JUDICIARY CAN DO IT#TypeSomeCapitalizedWords— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) February 10, 2017
And there you have it. Thanks to the president getting a little too eager with the caps lock button, a new meme has been born. Hopefully, it can provide a bit of solace in these otherwise dark, lower case times.