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15th Nov '17 6:04:10 PM PaulA
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* AURYN in ''TheNeverendingStory'' is always spelled as such.

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* AURYN in ''TheNeverendingStory'' ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'' is always spelled as such.
30th Aug '17 2:00:50 PM thatother1dude
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* The credits of ''Series/TwinPeaks'' capitalize ''the entirety'' of the supernatural entities BOB and MIKE to differentiate them from the [[OneSteveLimit unrelated humans that have the same names]].
12th Aug '17 12:34:35 PM FactoidCow
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* Used constantly in ''Literature/ThePaperMagician'' to refer to the schools of magic, their practitioners, and the use of magical powers. Anyone can fold a sheet of paper, but only a Folder trained in Folding can '''Fold''' a sheet of paper.
24th Jun '17 12:21:16 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, the 17 Dragaeran Houses or the members of same are referred to by the capitalized names of their associated heraldic animals - Jhereg, Dragon, Teckla, etc - whereas the animals' names are left uncapitalized. Thus, a Dzur hero might be commended for hunting down a rogue dzur by an official of House Dzur.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, the 17 Dragaeran Houses or the members of same are referred to by the capitalized names of their associated heraldic animals - Jhereg, Dragon, Teckla, etc - whereas the animals' names are left uncapitalized. Thus, a Dzur hero might be commended for hunting down a rogue dzur by an official of House Dzur.
24th Jun '17 12:20:59 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, the 17 Dragaeran Houses or the members of same are referred to by the capitalized names of their associated heraldic animals - Jhereg, Dragon, Teckla, etc - whereas the animals' names are left uncapitalized.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, the 17 Dragaeran Houses or the members of same are referred to by the capitalized names of their associated heraldic animals - Jhereg, Dragon, Teckla, etc - whereas the animals' names are left uncapitalized.
uncapitalized. Thus, a Dzur hero might be commended for hunting down a rogue dzur by an official of House Dzur.
24th Jun '17 12:18:17 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, the 17 Dragaeran Houses or the members of same are referred to by the capitalized names of their associated heraldic animals - Jhereg, Dragon, Teckla, etc - whereas the animals' names are left uncapitalized.
24th Jun '17 12:15:36 PM Sharlee
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** Played with in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', with Gaspode the Wonder Dog's boast about how the Dog Guild won't dare to cross him because he has "the Power". [[spoiler: While this ''sounds'' like it's something great magical secret, it turns out to be the same ability to speak Human that he's demonstrated since his introduction in ''Moving Pictures'' ... it's just particularly effective when he uses it to order his fellow dogs to ''"Sit!"''.]]

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** Played with in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', with Gaspode the Wonder Dog's boast about how the Dog Guild won't dare to cross him because he has "the Power". [[spoiler: While this ''sounds'' like it's something some great magical secret, it turns out to be the same ability to speak Human that he's he'd demonstrated since his introduction in ''Moving Pictures'' ... it's just particularly effective when he uses it to order his fellow dogs to ''"Sit!"''.]]
24th Jun '17 12:14:17 PM Sharlee
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** Played with in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', with Gaspode the Wonder Dog's boast about how the Dog Guild won't dare to cross him because he has "the Power". [[spoiler: While this ''sounds'' like it's something great magical secret, it turns out to be the same ability to speak Human that he's demonstrated since his introduction in ''Moving Pictures'' ... it's just particularly effective when he uses it to order his fellow dogs to ''"Sit!"''.]]
24th Jun '17 12:09:06 PM Sharlee
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** Courts are wont to use Magic Capitals as well, generally using them for the same reasons. Classic ones are "Plaintiff" and "Defendant," being used in place of the actual names of the plaintiff and defendant in the case, because (1) people reading at home might forget who sued who and (2) sometimes one or the other has a really long or complicated name (particularly when one, the other, or both is a corporation or government agency). The court will usually also define terms if something it would be useful to have shorthand for will appear often, and use capitals to indicate when a defined term is being used. For instance, if Alice sues the Bureau (a state government agency), Charlie and Donna (employees of the government agency), and Edward (a private contractor doing work for the Bureau), the Court may choose to group the Bureau, Charlie, and Donna as "the State Defendants" because they are the government and they might have different rules apply to them (e.g. sovereign immunity) and might have long sections devoted to what the law is respecting them. Also, the State Defendants (see what we did there?) are almost certainly all represented by the state's Attorney General's office, while Edward will have his own lawyer, so they may make different arguments; that means the court may need to address the State Defendants' arguments and those of Edward separately.

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** Courts are wont to use Magic Capitals as well, generally using them for the same reasons. Classic ones are "Plaintiff" and "Defendant," being used in place of the actual names of the plaintiff and defendant in the case, because (1) people reading at home might forget who sued who who, (2) sometimes litigants may share the same surname (as with in-family civil disputes or offenses), and (2) (3) sometimes one or the other has a really long or complicated name (particularly when one, the other, or both is a corporation or government agency). The court will usually also define terms if something it would be useful to have shorthand for will appear often, and use capitals to indicate when a defined term is being used. For instance, if Alice sues the Bureau (a state government agency), Charlie and Donna (employees of the government agency), and Edward (a private contractor doing work for the Bureau), the Court may choose to group the Bureau, Charlie, and Donna as "the State Defendants" because they are the government and they might have different rules apply to them (e.g. sovereign immunity) and might have long sections devoted to what the law is respecting them. Also, the State Defendants (see what we did there?) are almost certainly all represented by the state's Attorney General's office, while Edward will have his own lawyer, so they may make different arguments; that means the court may need to address the State Defendants' arguments and those of Edward separately.
13th May '17 5:57:58 PM nombretomado
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* Originally, [[Franchise/StarCraft the Zerg and the Protoss]], although they were knocked down to lowercase letters later on, because real-life species names aren't capitalized.

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* Originally, [[Franchise/StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft the Zerg and the Protoss]], although they were knocked down to lowercase letters later on, because real-life species names aren't capitalized.
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