What’s in a
OK, it’s a little cute (a lot?), but consider how little separates the words “induct” (“Edina Realty Founder Emma Rovick inducted in Realtor Hall of Fame”) and “indict” (“Wall Street bad guy indicted for fraud, insider trading”).
Where “induct” has a “u,” indict has an “i.”
And maybe there’s not much more to it than that: “i” taken to an extreme leads to greed, which leads to transgressing (I suppose that that makes it capital “I”).
Meanwhile, “u” (you) is all about service to others, which done expertly and long enough gets you accolades (hopefully) and maybe even a nice income.
P.S.: And then there are the (even) more banal word plays — as in, “assume makes an ass out of you and me.”