Re: Career questions: databases

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 17:55:59 -0300
Message-ID: <46896648$0$4321$>

'69 Camaro wrote:

>>>>>Keith was gently pointing out that the word "English" is a proper noun. 
>>>>>Proper nouns should always be capitalized, even if your name is e.e. 
>>>>>cummings.  ;-)
>>>>Since english is neither a person nor a place nor an event, and since one 
>>>>can limit it with modifiers like any and some as in "She speaks some 
>>>>english, and he doesn't speak any english", I respectfully disagree.
>>>A proper noun is a noun which names a particular person, place, or thing. 
>>>The English language is a particular language.
>>Interestingly, in "the english language", english is an adjective and not 
>>a noun at all.

> You snipped the relevant part of my previous message: "Derivatives of
> proper nouns are capitalized when used in their primary sense, such as
> English saddle, but not when used for a specialized meaning, such as french
> fries or chinaware." "English language" is a derivative of the noun
> English, which is a proper noun.
> Check your dictionary again. Mine shows the following:

What does your dictionary say about capitalizing Cocksucking as the proper name of a skill? Received on Mon Jul 02 2007 - 22:55:59 CEST

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