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Mon, Apr 29 2024 8:55 PM (1,175 replies)
  • HamdenPro
    2,438 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 9:03 AM

    craigswan:
    Is there a capital in dodgy

    It depends on whether it is being used as a noun or a title.(learned that from IAMNICKLAUS).

    In the context above, yes, it should have been, and I actually corrected it before your reply appeared. Although, knowing Dodgy, I guess either way would have sufficed.

  • PureGro1
    1,656 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 9:04 AM

  • ScottHope
    10,229 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 9:53 AM

    You can always use the square brackets when quoting from an external source. Y'know, the ones that come from quoting the posts of other members on here. Then just type in the source where the username would usually be.

    [‍quote user="HamdenPro"]If you are going to cut and paste from Wikipedia, at least use quotes![‍/quote]

    HamdenPro:
    If you are going to cut and paste from Wikipedia, at least use quotes!

    [‍quote user="Wikipedia"]Integer ac dignissim eros, ut elementum ex. Donec tincidunt mi nisl, vehicula venenatis nisl posuere eu.[‍/quote]

    Wikipedia:
    Integer ac dignissim eros, ut elementum ex. Donec tincidunt mi nisl, vehicula venenatis nisl posuere eu.

    ⇩ EDIT : Hehe, it's lorem ipsum, commonly used as placeholder text.  ; ) ⇩

  • HamdenPro
    2,438 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 10:12 AM

    ScottHope:
    [‍quote user="Wikipedia"]Integer ac dignissim eros, ut elementum ex. Donec tincidunt mi nisl, vehicula venenatis nisl posuere eu.[‍/quote]

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  • DodgyPutter
    4,690 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 10:12 AM

    craigswan:
    Is there a capital in dodgy
      If it's a name then there's one at the beginning, if it's me there's usually tea in me.

  • craigswan
    31,270 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 11:04 AM
    But dodgy or Dodgy is a nickname so it is not a real name . So should capital be used in a nickname . According to wikipedia - People – A person's first, middle, and last name are considered proper nouns (or proper names) and should be capitalized. Nicknames and pet names are also proper nouns and should be capitalized.
  • DodgyPutter
    4,690 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 11:24 AM

    craigswan:
    But dodgy or Dodgy is a nickname so it is not a real name

    How do you know? :-)

    Anyway the conclusion was a real name should be capitalised and so should a nickname :-/ Presumably a user name should too, if that's the way it's originally written.

  • HamdenPro
    2,438 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 11:57 AM

    craigswan:
    But dodgy or Dodgy is a nickname so it is not a real name . So should capital be used in a nickname

    "Wikipedia avoids unnecessary capitalization. In English, capitalization is primarily needed for proper names" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Capital_letters

    So, if dodgy is not a proper name, a capital is not needed. It is not a proper name, and certainly not a real name, like....who would name their kid Dodgy? (I tried to find one but couldn't). Therefore neither proper or real.

    Now, lets presume it is being used in the descriptive sense, as in he has a dodgy putter, which, in this instance, may be the case, a capital is not used.

    Further, lets presume that there are more than one, in fact hundreds of thousands or more, may be millions, they are so common, the word dodgy becomes synonymous with a specific breed, or sub-species, of human, like a pinto is as to the equine species. In such instance, and once again, a capital "D" would not be used. see https://uwf.edu/ >cassh>writing lab>mini-lessons.

    NOW...

    DodgyPutter:
    How do you know? :-)

    As Mr. Putter has drawn into question whether it is a real name or a nickname, I would surmise that a capital "D" is optional.

    Finally, if you search his member name via WGT player search, it works regardless of whether you use "D" or "d".

    Finally...

    craigswan:
    According to wikipedia

    Wikipedia should be capitalized.

     

    EDIT: I went back a few times to correct typos, etc..hope I got them all,  before a reply - LMAO

     


  • craigswan
    31,270 Posts
    Wed, Feb 1 2023 1:56 PM
    It makes me cringe when people use all caps for LMAO and LOL .
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