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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 14 07:43:24 EST 2018


The other day a friend of mine mentioned a curious ex. of camel case.

He knew a woman whose surname was of the familiar hyphenated form,
"Smith-Jones." You would think.

But she always writes it as "SmithJones."

Straw in the wind? Or FOAF tale?

JL

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:14 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Sure looks like one. Why wouldn't it be?
>
> Mark Mandel
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 8:56 AM Margaret Lee <
> 0000006730deb3bf-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
>
> > Is PowerPoint another example?
> > --Margaret Lee
> >
> >     On ‎Thursday‎, ‎August‎ ‎16‎, ‎2018‎ ‎01‎:‎59‎:‎55‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDT, Andy
> > Bach <afbach at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> >  >  The book "Netymology" suggests that CinemaScope and VistaVision are
> > early examples of camelcase in the corporate world
> >
> > CamelCase is one of the many possible variable naming schemes in
> > programming.  Hungarian, Kebab, Snake are a few of the others.  Not only
> > that, but there's no definitive way of casing CamelCase, at least among
> > programmers; camelCase; camel case and Camel Case.  It's also called
> Pascal
> > Case, though some folks distinguish those, with camelCase (first word all
> > lower, initial caps after that) vs PascalCase (all words init caps)
> >
> >
> >
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