Post by Penny
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Btms Post by Marjorie Post by Btms
The silver band, which I think comas from a neighbouring village or town,
has been mentioned before. Likewise, the Morris side. (Should Morris/morris
be capitalised?) However, I don't remember hearing any mention of this
choir before - does anyrat?
Our village group seem to think upper case. Check here.
Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors says lower case.
Post by Penny Post by Btms
Makes sense but maybe some folk think it is part of their title and a
proper noun? I certainly wouldn't argue that what the village website
writes is grammatically correct but may be common practice among such
There is a creeping tendency to use leading capitals more and more -
I've noticed it over the last couple of decades or so; I think Microsoft
are partly to blame. People tend to use it because it's rarer for
someone (such as me) to challenge its use than for lack of
capitalisation to be challenged. My background makes me wonder if
there's also a slight German influence, though I think that's unlikely
in reality (I've even heard that there are some moves to move away from
it in German, though I suspect they're minor).
There is also a slight tendency I've noticed in the last year or five to
use capitalisation where previously quotation marks would have been
Post by Penny
Sometimes it *is* part of their name so then you get - come and see the
morris dancing by The Loose Women and Bishop Gundulf's Morris :)
Of course, if it is part of the name, it _is_ to be capitalised.
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