Has this changed?

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Re: Has this changed?

Postby Penguin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:14 pm

JennyD wrote:definitely a normal verb. Just because it happens to have the name of the bloke who invented the process in it, doesn't mean it needs a capital. Remember only proper nouns or first letter in sentance get a capital, no matter how twitchy you get :)

... but adjectives derived from proper nouns have capitals!
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Re: Has this changed?

Postby Parla. » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:25 pm

I would capitalise Freudian, for example. But not galvanised. I think it's a matter of degree and common practice.
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Re: Has this changed?

Postby Penguin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:45 pm

parla wrote:I would capitalise Freudian, for example. But not galvanised. I think it's a matter of degree and common practice.


Interesting. I capitalise Galvanic cell but not galvanised. Maybe I need to embrace my own unexamined inconsistencies #twitch.
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