I don’t know how I’ve been a Perl hacker all this time and can never remember this. From Perldoc:

my $string = ucfirst $input;

So I don’t lose search result juice, this could have also been titled capitalize first letters in Perl. Which given Larry Wall is an American, I suppose it should be. Or should I say I’ve gotten used to this colorful, personalized language. The irony isn’t lost on me that I’ve spent more words and time on this explanation and paragraph than the rest of the post.

I also note that I capitalised the first letter in Perl, in advance of rediscovering the use of the aforementioned function. Aside from the letter I, it’s also the only word in the previous sentenace that was capitalised. I’ve spent Too Much Time™ thinking about this.