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    Not sure where this should go but have a question...

    In my WIP, one of the characters is British and calls another character, an American, a "yank." Do I capitalize yank or not? A trivial thing but it's bugging me, lol.




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    Yank would be capitalized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Chick View Post
    Yank would be capitalized.
    Thanks a lot. I can move onto the next thing bugging me now. :-)




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    I would capitalize it, unless of course the Brit is referring to one of the American's proclivites.

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    Lol, yeah, capital:

    he gave it a Yank (real bad UK writing, but it still sez: he gave it an american)
    he gave it a yank (he gave it a pull)
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    Yep. If you're gonna capitalize Brit, you gotta capitalize Yank.

    Do they still call us that?

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    It's wartime slang, kept going by the war movies in the fifties and sixties, but I don't think it's used as much as it was.

    Quote Originally Posted by WriteMinded View Post
    Yep. If you're gonna capitalize Brit, you gotta capitalize Yank.

    Do they still call us that?
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