[Ads-l] Capitalizing in the middle of a trade name--trying again

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 14 14:04:15 EDT 2018


> not sure why the listserv software insists on breaking URL's with an
equal sign, but I'm now trying using 'plain text'.

Because there is a hard line length limit in email, so depending upon the
client, lines over 70 (85?) chars w/o a space will get broken with equal
signs and, again dependent upon the client, not put back together again.

>As we have noted on occasion, the listserv software mungs some people's
email by inserting control characters, while others are left unadorned.

This is probably due to different character sets being used - fancy clients
(like OutLook) may use Unicode or specialized char. sets that either fails
at the list serve process or in individual's clients.

> but I'm now trying using 'plain text'.
Probably the best option.


On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:31 AM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
wrote:

>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_P6M_SeaMaster#/media/File:Martin_P6M_Seamaster_in_flight_c1955.jpg
>
> vs
>
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_Roadmaster#/media/File:1936BuickSedan.jpg
>
>
> (not sure why the listserv software insists on breaking URL's with an
> equal sign, but I'm now trying using 'plain text'. As we have noted on
> occasion, the listserv software mungs some people's email by inserting
> control characters, while others are left unadorned.)
>
> Geoff
>
>
>
>
>  Geoffrey S. Nathan
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>  geoffnathan at wayne.edu
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> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Dan
> Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 12:08 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Capitalizing in the middle of a trade name
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>
> How does this allow one to differentiate a Buick Roadmaster from the Martin
> SeaMaster?
>
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018, 10:47 AM Margaret Winters <mewinters at wayne.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > I wonder if a better description (rather than stating that the middle of
> a
> > trade name is capitalized) is to say that the space between two words has
> > been omitted in this sort of trade name.  The capital would then be
> > explained by the fact that the single word was once (or similar items
> were
> > once) a compound with all members capitalized as are titles.
> >
> >
> > best to all,
> >
> > Margaret
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------
> > MARGARET E WINTERS
> > Former Provost
> > Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
> > Wayne State University
> > Detroit, MI  48202
> >
> > mewinters at wayne.edu
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Dan
> > Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> > Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 10:39 AM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: Re: Capitalizing in the middle of a trade name
> >
> > What about the 1927 Buick LaSalle?
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 13, 2018, 10:32 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > This practice has been pretty common for years (so common, I can't
> think
> > of
> > > an example), but I was shocked (anglice, mildly surprised) to find this
> > ex.
> > > from 1955. (I've been familiar with the product almost as long, but
> never
> > > thought the one-word name was capitalized in the middle).
> > >
> > > 1955 _Newsweek_ [Google Books]: The tanks have also checked out
> countless
> > > ideas for seaplanes, notably the Martin SeaMaster, the 600-mile-an-hour
> > > multijet bomber which the Navy has just partially revealed as a
> > > revolutionary contender to land-based jets.
> > >
> > > Like the spelling ,the SeaMaster was one of the most futuristic-looking
> > > items of the '50s.
> > >
> > > JL
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