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Old 07-17-21, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by fredlord
Riding has one d.
But RED can have two!
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And as long as we are teaching:

"When people are didactic, they're teaching or instructing. This word is often used negatively for when someone is acting too much like a teacher.When you're didactic, you're trying to teach something. Just about everything teachers do is didactic: the same is true of coaches and mentors. Didactic is often used in a negative way. If you heard that a movie is overly didactic, that's probably not good. Most people want to see a story and be entertained when going to the movies, and if it feels like the movie is just telling you what to think, that's didactic in a bad way."
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Originally Posted by kahn
And as long as we are teaching:

"When people are didactic, they're teaching or instructing. This word is often used negatively for when someone is acting too much like a teacher.When you're didactic, you're trying to teach something. Just about everything teachers do is didactic: the same is true of coaches and mentors. Didactic is often used in a negative way. If you heard that a movie is overly didactic, that's probably not good. Most people want to see a story and be entertained when going to the movies, and if it feels like the movie is just telling you what to think, that's didactic in a bad way."
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Brake’s, you mean.
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The country is Colombia, not Columbia.
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531
Only the first letter of a sentence is capitalized.
I honestly never understood anyone who capitalizes every word in every sentence. I'm not talking about all caps, But Text That Looks Like This. I mean, that would be so much work when typing it'd be a total PITA. Yet some people still do it for some reason. Must be a sign of a diseased mind.

And while we're giving proper English instruction here, can we please adhere to the rule of using "who" or "whom" when referring to people and "that" when referring to objects? I don't know why but it's a pet peeve of mind when I read something like "the guy that lives down the street."
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
I honestly never understood anyone who capitalizes every word in every sentence. I'm not talking about all caps, But Text That Looks Like This. I mean, that would be so much work when typing it'd be a total PITA. Yet some people still do it for some reason. Must be a sign of a diseased mind.
I do that for some reason in the subject lines of emails, forum topics when making new posts and maybe somewhere else. My wife is a mental health professional and she hasn't tried to correct me.

Now this mixed case business where everything is aLl rAndOmlY cAPitlIZed LikE thIs drives me nuts though.
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Wah-lah. Low and behold.
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Originally Posted by Chuck M
I do that for some reason in the subject lines of emails, forum topics when making new posts and maybe somewhere else. My wife is a mental health professional and she hasn't tried to correct me.
Titles are a different story, such as book and movie titles. The rule is the first and last words and all important words in the title should be capitalized (not it, the, and, for, etc). I think email subject lines and post titles don't need to follow this, but it won't drive me crazy if they are. But I'm talking about someone typing an entire paragraph where the first letter of every word is capitalized. It's just strange and totally not needed.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
Titles are a different story, such as book and movie titles. The rule is the first and last words and all important words in the title should be capitalized (not it, the, and, for, etc). I think email subject lines and post titles don't need to follow this, but it won't drive me crazy if they are. But I'm talking about someone typing an entire paragraph where the first letter of every word is capitalized. It's just strange and totally not needed.
There used to be a time when most nouns were capitalized, but not all of them, which puzzles me.
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Originally Posted by Reynolds
There used to be a time when most nouns were capitalized, but not all of them, which puzzles me.
There's a language where all nouns are capitalized. German.
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There's a language where all nouns are capitalized. German.
But the Maiden is neutered!
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Break/brake - same difference, for all intensive purposes. The pronounciations are the same. I could care less.
Now that you mention it, I did break my clavicle when my brakes didn’t stop me in time. I’m glad I only ended up in emergency and not intensive care.

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I suspect the practice of Capitalizing the First Letter of Each Word in a Sentence comes from old school newspaper readers and cranks who wrote letters to the editor. Most newspapers I wrote for observed the fairly standard AP and UPI styles that called for capitalizing the first letters in most words for headlines... as well as that peculiar practice of referring to the deceased as if he/she were currently in the process of dying just as you're reading the article about his/her death. As long as I was in journalism there were still traditions I didn't quite understand.

So for the diehard cranks, who've long since infested social media, the practice of Headline Capitalization Makes Their Pronouncements Seem Very Important.

bUt MiXEd caPiTAliZAtiOn iS JUsT fOr THe sAKe oF iRoNY
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I'll worry about Breaks as soon as everyone starts using "Decimate" properly
(especially the news)
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"prolly"

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Originally Posted by kahn
But the Maiden is neutered!

And that's not all!

https://faculty.georgetown.edu/jod/t...in.german.html
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes

And while we're giving proper English instruction here, can we please adhere to the rule of using "who" or "whom" when referring to people and "that" when referring to objects? I don't know why but it's a pet peeve of mind when I read something like "the guy that lives down the street."
That's actually a style question, not grammar. The Chicago Manual Of Style says using "that" in that way is fine. "Who" refers to a person, but "that" can refer to anything.

Sometimes, I wonder if some of these things are regional because "the guy that" has never sounded the least bit odd to me.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
I'll worry about Breaks as soon as everyone starts using "Decimate" properly
(especially the news)
Yeah, no. "Decimate" has multiple meanings, get over it.
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