Great pedanting (if there is such a word). Now if only we could get this
On 14 April 2013 10:05, Graeme Chapman <>wrote:
> Hello all you writers and editors,
> The Commonwealth Government Style Manual has a section dealing with the
> use of capitals. The Style Manual is (or was) the authority in Australia.
> It says (in part) :- The modern habit of using capitals sparingly,
> except where they are needed to avoid even momentary understanding, is
> It is the need to avoid misunderstanding
> between a general or common name and a specific or proper name that
> requires capitals.........
> It is also worth looking at Wickipedia:Manual of Style/Capital letters,
> Section 10, 10.2 Common names where the recommendation is similar.
> In the case of English names for birds, clearly we should be consistent,
> so capitals it is! You simply can't write Little Falcon followed by willie
> Pedantly yours,
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