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And the rest of the world. Must be a remnant from their collonial days when they thought they ruled the entire world (presumably also to the irritation of the Dutch who ALSO thought they ruled the entire world).
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that's the "you" in respectful form, which... without the capitalization wouldn't be possible to differentiate it from "sie" (they).
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It came from a printers convention: when Caxton started off his presses, 'i' was tiny, and easy to miss, so it was capitalized (as the first letter of the first word of a sentence was by then) to make it easier to see.
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> At first, the new word, i, was left lowercase. However, it began to grow taller than other words. It grew for a silly reason: a single letter looks bad. Look at it: i. How sad. By the time Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales in the late 1300s, I, the personal pronoun, was slightly taller than its lowercase equivalent. From that point on, it was typically capitalized.