While researching this morning, I found myself more confused than ever. I know…I know…not difficult for me. But I was researching the capitalization of pet names/terms of endearment, and by the time I was done, I was more confused than ever.
Two editions of my reference didn’t address it at all, and then third edition was so ambiguous as to be more confusing than when I started.
How do you handle your grammar issues when none of the “experts” seem to agree?
For those of you, like me, who grew up having teachers with names like Tilda and Myrtle (I am sooo dating myself), you know what I mean. There was one way to write everything. You did not deviate, not an iota. There is the right way and then all other ways.
This was only reinforced when I joined the military. There’s the civilian way and the right way.
Okay, so those of us over the hill used copious amounts of commas, and all other matters had one answer.
Today? How we used capitals, commas, etc. all depends on the edition of our reference book. We read that …once it was customary to…but today, it is seldom written with ( a comma, a cap, italics).
What’s a girl to do?