Sunday, August 15, 2010

Capitalization: Nicknames Need Respect, Too

This Associated Press story about a misguided bear cub had us so overcome with adorableness that we almost missed the typo. 

Where does AP go wrong? The writer puts the bear's nickname in quotes (so far, so good) but did not capitalize the first letter.

Quick rule:
  • Capitalize proper names, including nicknames.

Correction: A black bear club affectionately known as 'Jarhead' can finally enjoy a good meal.

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