Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the best sentences from the 18th Edition of the Canadian Press Caps and Spelling Guide, In Order

6. But the duke, the primate.

5. We have also changed daycare to one word from two (noun and adjective).

4. They are normally lowercased when standing alone: the church's stand, a league spokesman.

3. Sacred names and the proper names and nicknames of the devil are capitalized: Almighty, Redeemer, Holy Spirit, Allah, Mother of God, Vishnu, Beelzebub, Father of Lies.

2. Thus CP style is archeologist, ecumenical, encyclopedia, esthetic, fetus, gynecologist, hemorrhage, medieval, paleontologist, pedagogy and pediatrician.

1. And on it has gone.


You can call me, 'Sir' said...

Of all the nicknames I have for satan (jim, beverly, vitamin water, etc.) I have never given him/her/it the satisfaction of capitalization. It would just make him/her/it feel important. Which makes me wonder:

Why does Canada want to make satan feel so important? I think Canada needs to take some time to look hard at itself in the mirror and really think about what this means.

Jen Wilson said...

You are so brilliant I can hardly stand it. Canada is weird.

blackbird said...

And on it has gone.