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Just curious.

Robin Joy Nov 10, 2011 08:11 AM

Any reason why almost every word in the "MOST POPULAR" topic titles on the right hand side of the CH pages starts with a capital letter?

  1. roxlet Nov 10, 2011 11:44 AM

    I think it's because they're titles, and titles are usually capitalized.

    5 Replies
    1. re: roxlet
      mamachef Nov 10, 2011 02:09 PM

      I Had No Idea How To Respond To This Until I Saw Roxlet's Answer, And Then It All Made Perfect Sense. :)
      BUT IF WE'RE BOTH WRONG, I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY DO THAT. :)

      1. re: mamachef
        Servorg Nov 10, 2011 02:15 PM

        "BUT IF WE'RE BOTH WRONG, I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY DO THAT. :)"

        Because they like the way it looks? Because the sky appears blue? Because just because? That if it was all lower case e.e. cummings would roll over in his grave?

        1. re: Servorg
          mamachef Nov 11, 2011 11:47 AM

          you're probably right too, servorg.
          m.l thompson

          1. re: Servorg
            rworange Nov 11, 2011 11:58 AM

            I'm too lazy to copy it from my Associated Press stylebook. However, here's a link that says the same thing and addresses all caps

            http://grammar.about.com/b/2008/04/11/rules-for-capitalizing-the-words-in-a-title.htm

            "The first headline employs a common form of title case, capitalizing "all nouns, pronouns and verbs, and all other words of four or more letters"--just as the convention is described in The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage (Random House, 1999)."

            More examples and detail here
            http://www.newsletterfillers.com/arch...

            1. re: rworange
              Robin Joy Nov 13, 2011 10:18 PM

              Thanks rw and others. Pretty clear rules. The titles still look a little odd to me, but I'll try to be a bit less picky.

              Now, about the lack of full stops............

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