Four Capitalization Confusions Most of you are very knowledgeable about capital letters. You understand the basic differences between common nouns and proper nouns—that the names of specific people and places should be capitalized. You recognize that first words of sentences and first, last, and important words in titles require capital letters.
All Americans deserve better. No one cares about me.
I met the man who said those words while working as a bartender in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. It was a one-street town in Benton County. It had a beauty parlor, a gas station, and a bar where locals came on Friday nights to shoot the shit over cheap drinks and country music.
I arrived in Arkansas by way of another little town in Louisiana, where all but a few local businesses had boarded up when Walmart moved in. In Arkansas, I was struggling to survive.
Across the highway from the bar was the trailer park where I lived. There was a big hole in the ceiling, and parts of the floor were starting to crumble under my feet. It leaned to one side, and the faint odor of death hung around the bathroom.
No doubt a squirrel or a rat had died in the walls. I told myself that once the flesh was gone, dissolved into the nothingness, the smell would go away, but it never did. I loved that trailer. Sitting in a ratty brown La-Z-Boy, I would look around my tin can and imagine all the ways I could paint the walls in shades of possibility.
I loved it for the simple reason that it was the first and only home I have ever owned. My trailer was parked in the middle of Walmart country, which is also home to J.
There is a whole lot of money in that pocket of Arkansas, but the grand wealth casts an oppressive shadow over a region entrenched in poverty. Executive mansions line the lakefronts and golf courses. On the other side of Country Club Road, trailer parks are tucked back in the woods.
The haves and have-nots rarely share the same view, with one exception: Benton County has been among the most historically conservative counties in Arkansas.
There is an unavoidable question about places like Benton County, a question many liberals have tried to answer for years now: Why do poor whites vote along the same party lines as their wealthy neighbors across the road? But what if those easy answers are two sides of the same political coin, a coin that keeps getting hurled back and forth between the two parties without ever shedding light on the real, more complicated truth?If you are using words like dad, mom, son etc., in a sentence, do you use caps?
I’e read that dad and mom should always be in caps, yet son and daughter should not. Is . From the era of slavery to the rise of Donald Trump, wealthy elites have relied on the loyalty of poor whites.
All Americans deserve better. I’m just a poor white trash motherfucker. I have been checking a proof for my book.
I was confused about the capitalization of family titles–and find it all boils down to whether there is a posessive pronoun before the family title followed by their name. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from ashio-midori.com Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback.
However, if there’s no personal pronoun, and you’re using the word as though it’s a first name, then do capitalize it: I asked Mom for some cash; I hollered for Dad to come help me with my homework; she loves Grandma’s home-baked pies.