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Offline Alden the Fox

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should the word Furry be capitalized?
« on: October 21, 2012, 02:14:40 am »
hey, guys. didn't know where else to put this. it just seemed like the right place.

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should the ward Furry start with f, or F? I don't know if it's a race, or species, or what. but I always capitalize it. do you?
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 03:40:33 am »
I'm pretty sure I always capitalize the 'f' on Furry. But then again xD I dun think I ever really paid attention if I do or not. Haven't given it too much thought. Also, when I type, 'Furs'...sometimes I capitalize that, sometimes I don't...xD I think! It depends how 'lazy' I feel. But, it may be something like...to capitalize "Otaku", "Anime", "Mom", "Humans" and "Gays"...ect.? It may be like those o-o so...possibly not really for capital, but...just a preferance xD?? I dunno lol. *Stops typing*

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 06:19:24 am »
Only in German. Otherwise no.
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 01:55:15 pm »
I don't capitalize furry or any word with the furry stem. 

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 04:16:23 pm »
I don't capsize it unless its at the beginning of a sentence, because I don't think "furry" is a proper noun. 8)
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 04:21:12 pm »
I don't capsize it unless its at the beginning of a sentence, because I don't think "furry" is a proper noun. 8)
I agree with this. I don't capitalize it.

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 07:15:46 pm »
I type a small "f", as a word takes a split second longer to type if you have to constantly hold down the shift button for that pesky capital letter.

I suppose that one reason to capitalize furry is if you're writing a book and Furries are like some kind of tribe or their own ethnic group or something.

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 11:24:01 pm »
I think the word "Furry" should be capitalized due to the fact that it's a certain type of person and a type of art.I don't know maybe it's just me! :goldlaugh: I,for one,think that it should.If people disagree,oh well,it's just my opinion.

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 04:34:31 am »
Only in German. Otherwise no.

...could you expound on that a little bit? I can't think of any grammatical reason why that would be applicable in German, but then again I'm not all that well-acquainted with the language as a whole.

Anyway, not really, unless the word is being used as part of a proper noun (the title of the band Super Furry Animals being the first example to come to mind) or something similar. Not being a proper noun it defies the set rules of the English language (except for, perhaps, American English).

Like capitalizing 'bird watcher' as 'Bird Watcher' or something. It makes no sense.

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 06:23:39 pm »
yes all the time. Furry prid :)

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2012, 06:43:54 pm »
Hm... If I use it as a proper noun I would. But I'm not really sure it could be used as a proper noun. It's not a name. A title though. Honestly, I think it could be capitalized if you want and not if you don't want. It's not really going to cause much of a fuss.
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2012, 10:33:57 pm »
Only in German. Otherwise no.

...could you expound on that a little bit?

In German, all nouns are capitalized.

It seems that German is the only language in the world that requires the capitalization of all nouns.

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa020919a.htm

That is a lot of capitalizing.

As to whether to capitalize "furry" or not, if the next word is "fandom" though, a small "f" would seem to be a better fit.
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2012, 02:57:39 pm »
Well, personally, I think it should be since it is considered a proper sub-culture, and it's not like you are using it as an adjective, whereas it would be lower cased (e.g. the furry coat)
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 10:33:47 am »
Only in German. Otherwise no.

...could you expound on that a little bit?

In German, all nouns are capitalized.

It seems that German is the only language in the world that requires the capitalization of all nouns.

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa020919a.htm

That is a lot of capitalizing.

As to whether to capitalize "furry" or not, if the next word is "fandom" though, a small "f" would seem to be a better fit.

I remember this and I only took a quarter of German. I found it funny there would be these seemingly random capitalized words.
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 06:40:30 pm »
Only in German. Otherwise no.

...could you expound on that a little bit?

In German, all nouns are capitalized.

It seems that German is the only language in the world that requires the capitalization of all nouns.

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa020919a.htm

That is a lot of capitalizing.

As to whether to capitalize "furry" or not, if the next word is "fandom" though, a small "f" would seem to be a better fit.

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2012, 06:41:36 pm »
I think it should be capitalized. Like this, A Furry was walking down the street when.

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2012, 01:35:31 pm »
Everyone will hate me for this...I use the word 'anthro' instead of 'furry' unless I'm talking about the fandom. And I never capitalize the 'f', either.

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2012, 03:00:29 pm »
I doubt everyone will hate you :p
TBH I start with anthro if the topic comes up, because many people will immediately have an aversion to the word furry...
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2012, 07:26:41 pm »
Yes make the "furry" stand out and become  "Furry!'  :D

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2012, 09:46:16 pm »
I'd be inclined to use it in non-capitalized fashion most of the time. For me, it's a hobby. I don't capitalize my other hobbies when I bring them up.

However, I can see a good argument for capitalizing in the phrase 'Furry Fandom', as it's a bit more titular in this case.

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2012, 11:22:18 pm »

However, I can see a good argument for capitalizing in the phrase 'Furry Fandom', as it's a bit more titular in this case.

Yeah I would agree, when I was messaging my friend on Facebook I was talking about the fandom, and that's how I put it. I capitalized it because the phrase is a proper noun. :)
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2012, 11:38:44 pm »
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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2012, 12:02:22 am »
While we are at it, we might as well change the font to something a little more fabulous!

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Re: should the word Furry be capitalized?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2012, 09:02:35 pm »
Capital "F", much like Doctor Who fans capitalize the 'W' in Whovian, Hetalia fans capitalize the 'H' in Hetalians, and Sherlock fans capitalize the 'S' in Sherlockians. Fans of furry creatures have the right to capital letters too!

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