RE: capitalization of 'web'

Subject: RE: capitalization of 'web'
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 16:15:27 -0500

Feelings have nothing to do with it. Is there really an argument over
whether in English we capitalize *names*? I don't think so. Everyone who
speaks or writes English knows that names are capitalized.

Names get capitalized. That's all there is to it; there is no other
argument. You don't lowercase a name, and Internet and Web are names. One is
the official name, and the other is the nickname. And we don't lowercase
nicknames, either.

Bonnie Granat

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> I'm agin' too. I'm also agin' capitalizing internet.
> Both "internet" and the "web" _feel_ like collective nouns to me, like
> family or forest, not proper nouns.
> Interesting arguments on both sides, though.
> -Karen


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RE: capitalization of 'web': From: Karen Murri

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