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Are common pet-names capitalized as per proper names i.e. when writing to a loved one, which of the two is the better option? -Hello darling- or -Hello Darling-
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September 11, 2012, 2:31pm
What about expletives?
"Hey, watch where you're going, Asshole!"
"Hey, watch where you're going, you asshole!"
There's a doozie.
August 15, 2012, 12:11pm
Same with mom and dad, etc., they're capitalized as "names", but not when describing family position.
With capital: "let me ask Dad",
Without capital: "let me ask my dad".
August 15, 2012, 9:11am
She kicked off her shoes. “I’m pretty spent. That was an incredible weekend, but I really must get ready for work. Will you come see me tonight, Precious?”
She kicked off her shoes. “I’m pretty spent. That was an incredible weekend, but I really must get ready for work. Will you come see me tonight, my precious?”
August 14, 2012, 8:47pm
To My Immortal Beloved,
February 18, 2008, 2:20pm
Yes, a capital is correct. In the case of 'Hello Darling' 'Darling' is an appellation (ie proper noun). It would be the same with if you referred to someone in the third person, calling them darling: 'Well, if Darling thinks so, then...' It should only be lower case in 'You are such a darling.' That would be a common noun.
December 26, 2006, 3:34pm
Surely "Hello, Darling"?
December 18, 2006, 3:30pm
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