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iPodz and Grammer?

by z1g1 / February 27, 2008 3:09 AM PST

Hey buzzers, since the show is going to be late today I was forced to do some school work. I'm witting a paper about Mark Penn's <u>Microtrends</u> (an ok book but not the focus of this post) when witting about the iPod me and Word had an argument, I was starting a sentence with iPod and Word kept making the i a capital. WHAT AM I TO DO? 12 years of school and Word day capitalize, but Apple trademark says a lower case. I need the help from the scholars of Buzztown.

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Tradmarks vs. Real English
by Renegade Knight / February 27, 2008 3:13 AM PST
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I'm going to go with real English. Capitalize the first letter of a sentence. It's not a part of trademark law for tradmarks to cause bad grammar.

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English is fluid and changing
by Nicholas Buenk / February 27, 2008 8:57 AM PST

And even trademarks are part of that.

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I'd start with a different letter
by satoauto / February 27, 2008 4:04 AM PST
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I'd start with a different letter if keeping the lower case 'i' was important to me:

The iPod
An iPod
Some iPods
Can an iPod

etc.

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Second that...
by Aeirlys / February 27, 2008 4:39 AM PST

Dodge it, buddy. Stick a "The" on the front of the sentence.

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rules?
by mementh / February 29, 2008 2:15 PM PST

there can be rules that you can set so that all IPod is corrected in the spelling/grammer area to iPod??

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