Talk:Fury (television series)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Should 'western' be capitalised? I don't see the need myself, but I suspect others will say yes. Ro Thorpe 09:30, 6 February 2008 (CST)
- My guess would be "yes" as a genre and "no" as an adjective. But what do I know? Aleta Curry 18:06, 6 February 2008 (CST)
- And as an adjective referring to the genre, presumably yes also? Ro Thorpe 18:29, 6 February 2008 (CST)
- Ah...er...well...think so...no, wait a minute, I'm not sure. Because if you wrote a western movie, meaning a movie made by Westerners, you would not capitalise it. But if you meant a movie in the genre--oy! On a test, I don't think I would write "a Western movie", I'd avoid the problem by writing "a Western".... Aleta Curry 18:45, 6 February 2008 (CST)
- Indeed, dodgy. I've got to go now, so till tomorrow - Ro Thorpe 18:52, 6 February 2008 (CST)
- Neither of my Oxfords capitalises it, must be a BrE/AmE thing - Ro Thorpe 16:06, 9 February 2008 (CST)
- Doubt it; I'm pretty much fluent in both spellings (or equally confused is probably closer to the truth) and almost fluent in both grammars, by which I mean that I can code-switch almost perfectly--almost--it is very easy to get temporarily mixed up. If so, then, as this is an American genre, I think the American convention should rule, that is, The Western.
- I think the problem is that alas, there is no one agreed-upon set of rules. There are conventions, but that's not the same thing.
- The question is, is the word or the entire multi-word term a proper noun? If you think so, capitalise, if you think not, don't.
- Someone will argue, whatever you do.
- Aleta Curry 16:35, 10 February 2008 (CST)
- Indeed! I don't think we can mix capitalising with non-capitalising within a single page: what goes for the word must go for the phrase. Ro Thorpe 17:05, 10 February 2008 (CST)