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Old 12-03-13, 07:42 AM   #1
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Why is the "THE" capitalized in "Behind THE Barriers"?

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Old 12-11-13, 01:38 AM   #2
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It's an Ice Cream Brand in EU/UK.. , naming right sale?
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There's a company called THE that makes bike stuff too. They're not easy to find with Google.

http://www.the-industries.com/
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Both recent replies don't make sense. No offense.

...There's an ice cream company called Behind the Barriers or something so that getting around infringement is done by capitalizing THE? ...Not. But I can't see any other meaning behind the cryptic post.

...Another company is called "the" and so no other company can use the article-word "the" without capitalizing it? ...Not likely.

Any other guesses? Or, instead of guesses, does anyone know the actual answer? I figure it's an in-joke or something. It's not googleable (for me anyway). The non-answers given so far might also be jokes of a sort. I can't tell. Maybe someone could include a link or a quote?

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You're making some assumptions (incorrect, I think) about what the previous replies were suggesting (if, in fact, they were suggesting anything at all). For my part, I was just making an observation with no intention of actually being helpful.

To address the question slightly less indirectly, I notice in the BTB archives that season one descriptions refer to the show as "Behind The Barriers" and only in season two did it start to be "Behind THE Barriers". Just speculating, I would guess that a bunch of people gave them grief over the incorrect capitalization of "The" after the first season and they decided to go all in with an emphatic capitalization (.
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Both recent replies don't make sense. No offense.

...There's an ice cream company called Behind the Barriers or something so that getting around infringement is done by capitalizing THE? ...Not. But I can't see any other meaning behind the cryptic post.

...Another company is called "the" and so no other company can use the article-word "the" without capitalizing it? ...Not likely.

Any other guesses? Or, instead of guesses, does anyone know the actual answer? I figure it's an in-joke or something. It's not googleable (for me anyway). The non-answers given so far might also be jokes of a sort. I can't tell. Maybe someone could include a link or a quote?
Seriously? It's a stylistic decision by the producers of the series. As a side benefit, it increases the distinctiveness of their brand. But you can keep overthinking it if you want.
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Seriously? It's a stylistic decision by the producers of the series. As a side benefit, it increases the distinctiveness of their brand. But you can keep overthinking it if you want.
Oh sorry. But I disagree. Anyway a capitalized article isn't stylistic. That's all. Or... maybe it's hipster TIMES TWO. -- JP

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now that the gravel grinders have the main thread , nothing much goes on in this one.
silly semantics arguments , till late summer next year, I guess .
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Oh sorry. But I disagree. Anyway a capitalized article isn't stylistic. That's all. Or... maybe it's hipster TIMES TWO. -- JP
Capitalizing letters can ABSOLUTELY be stylistic. The mere fact that you are so hung up on it says a lot about its effectiveness. Font design and typography (including capitalization) have been around a lot longer than the current use of the word hipster too, for that matter. There's even a pretty cool documentary about one of the more popular, modern font choices out there...

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For sure any type treatment can be style. Usually for emphasis. I mean "Usually FOR emphasis." Just like there's no emphasis needed in my last sentence, "the" isn't a word anyone would emphasize in the context of that show title. Unless they're just hipsterizing and emphasizing a non-emphasized word for coolness' sake. I'm not hung up on it. I'm just saying "I doubt it" to each supposed answer. But I guess I can accept "Never explained or mentioned. Hipster nonsense." If you're saying "nonsense as a style" then that seems fine, too. If that's what it is. I thought there might be more to it, so I ask.
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