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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 4 weeks ago

If someone calls someone else 'silly' is the 's' capitalized? IE. "What are you doing, silly?" or "What are you doing, Silly?"?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    It depends.  If it is an informal term, you would do just as you would any other such generic term, like pal, buddy, clown, idiot, and not capitalize.  Only if the person was called silly so much that people (including the person himself) would know, without thinking, that you meant that person when you say "Silly", would you capitalize (it would mean that the person has taken on the "name", it is specific to that person, even if it is a nick-name).

  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    One could capitalize it, but it's not mandatory.

  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, because you are using it as a proper name.

  • JOHN
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Not unless the someone's name is actually Silly. Quite possible, though. I once met a Chinese man whose first name was Fok. His surname was Yu.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I understand what you're getting at, but no, we don't capitalize the 's'. We would do that only if 'Silly' was our regular nickname for this person.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No it is not..........

  • 4 weeks ago

    Not unless there's somebody nicknamed "Silly".

  • 4 weeks ago

    Not capitalized.

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