When Pete tells a joke, he makes all of us laugh.
The last time I talked to Annie, she was still helping CC to unpack.
(the names of specific people, places, organizations, and things)
I like Aunt Clara because she has a parrot that swears.
BUT: I like my aunt because she has a parrot that swears.
I never knew Grandfather to get angry.
BUT: I never knew my grandfather to get angry.
Exception: Do not capitalize the non-specific use of the word god.
Some cultures worship more than one god.
Percy drives for Queen Elizabeth II. BUT: Percy drives for Elizabeth, the queen.
He went to see President George W. Bush. BUT: George H. W. Bush, ex-president of the United States, was president from 1989 to 1993.
CC has moved to the South.
China is several thousand miles west of Georgia.
Exception: Seasons are capitalized when in a title. They are not capitalized when you write about seasons in a general sense, unless it's the first word of a sentence.
The Spring Style Show will take place at the end of May. BUT: Some cities get snow in the winter.
Hamlet said, "To be or not to be, that is the question."
One of Marvin's favorite books is For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing is one of her favorite songs.
The Grapes of Wrath
Manchester United Football Club
Friends of the Wilderness
**All nationalities must be capitalized!
World War I
Dr. Pepper (soda)
Pringles (potato chips)
Swisher Sweets (cigars)
Rubenesque of, relating to, or suggestive of the painter Rubens or his works; especially refers in a pleasing or attractive manner to a plump or rounded woman, way; a Rubenesque figure, said of full-figured women
gerrymander (Elbridge Gerry, American politician. A method of defining election districts)
boycott (Charles C. Boycott, Irish land agent. To refuse to do business with someone, or to refuse to buy a certain product because of a personal belief you have.)
braille (Louis Braille, French teacher, writer and musician invented a method by which the blind can read and write.)
quisling (Vidkun Abraham Quisling, Norwegian politician: a person who collaborated with the Nazis; a traitor.)
pasteurization (named after Louis Pasteur, who invented a non-chemical method of sterilizing milk)
sandwich (John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich,, English diplomat. He put meat between two slices of bread so he could eat without having to leave the gambling table.)
guillotine (Joseph Ignace Guillotin, French physician. An instrument of execution.)
Casanova (Giovanni Jacopo Casanova, Italian adventurer. A man who likes the attentions of many ladies.)
marmalade (Joγo Marmalado, Portugal. A fruit spread put on bread.)