Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

Subject: Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:33:08 -0800

I do not when I stopped hyphenating "email"; I'm not sure it was in this century. I don't know if I ever capitalized "web." "Internet" is different, though. There are "internet technologies" and there is "the Internet." When internet is not a proper noun, I do lowercase it. When I refer to "the Internet," I have capitalized but only out of habit. I do not capitalize, "the country" but I have capitalized, "the President" because that is what I learned in grade school. Modern trends do not capitalize "president" or "the president" quite as much as they used to. I assume that the English language use of some capitalized proper nouns is a hold over from German.

Wikipedia has an almost fun write-up that could probably use an update.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalization_of_%22Internet%22
(or is that, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalization_of_"Internet";)

"... In 1999 another column said that Internet might, like some other commonly used proper nouns, lose its capital letter."


On 2/19/2018 6:08 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:

I stopped hyphenating "email" some years ago. It's handy they caught up. I also lowercase "web," but I am bucking the trend here and capitalizing "Internet."

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