Grammar po-lice : how are you on capitalizing/not capitalizing ?

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    Must ... not ... say ... that hot water doesn't need to be heated :mad:
     
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    Since I've derailed the thread anyway:

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    Yeah.

    Some of them are fakers, when it comes to the way they talk around their buddies. It is a put-on; a social adaptation.

    I happened to be in a situation where I would like to have given this one guy more privacy, but anyway he's talking with his little grand-daughter. Perfect, top notch english, syntax, word order, pronunciation. The whole bit. Apparently he assigned very high value to getting that grandbaby off to a great start.
     
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    before this devolves into it a bunch of imbeciles stereotyping Latin names and occupations o_O , Let us reflect on the little piece of masking tape with a name written on it that we* all have happily found on the bottom of our treasured 50s tweed amp chassis.

    I know I never ran across any Barbara, Katie, Jennifer, Rachel, Heather, Amy, or Claire .

    How ‘bout you ?

    *if you haven’t ...:(...too bad for you ! :lol:
     
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    I am so sorry! That reply wasn’t meant for you. I know you have cyber friends, because you seem to be well-liked around here. My apologies!
     
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    On my iPhone, the first letter in a sentence is capitalized. 'are' is 'r', 'be' is 'b', 'you' is 'u', 'with' is 'w', 'truck' is 'trk', etc.

    But, only if I'm texting those I know well. Otherwise, it's proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
     
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    Since most computers and iPhones are aimed at young people, they should insert "So, " at the beginning of every sentence. May as well save them the trouble.
     
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