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Honor Parents, But Do It Right

Happy parentsEvery spring, we’re bookended by holidays that honor parenthood: Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May, and Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June.

Some people, wanting to show respect for parents, always capitalize any form of mom or dad.

Regardless of our desire to demonstrate that we respect and cherish our parents, there are times to capitalize and times to use lower case. Here is a simple guideline: Continue

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Jello or jello? 12 Terms To Test Your Capitalization IQ

Green Jello - the best kindHere are a dozen terms from everyday language that often are written incorrectly. Some are capitalized and shouldn’t be; others shouldn’t be capitalized but are. Take the test, and then check the answers and explanations.*

No cheating!

  1. band-aid vs. Band-Aid
  2. cellophane vs. Cellophane
  3. fiberglass vs. Fiberglass
  4. formica vs. Formica
  5. internet vs. Internet
  6. jello vs. Jello
  7. kleenex vs. Kleenex
  8. mace vs. Mace
  9. mo-ped vs. Mo-Ped
  10. q-tips vs. Q-Tips
  11. realtor vs. Realtor
  12. web vs. Web

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