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bluejester12
07-05-2006, 11:00 PM
How do you punctuate games like Capture the Flag and hide-and-seek?

Puma
07-06-2006, 01:39 AM
You've got me confused - you're title says Caps for games but your post says punctuation. I don't see why either game you listed would have to be capitalized or needs any punctuation. Trade marked games would need to be capitalized. Puma

bluejester12
07-07-2006, 04:37 AM
You've got me confused - you're title says Caps for games but your post says punctuation. I don't see why either game you listed would have to be capitalized or needs any punctuation. Trade marked games would need to be capitalized. Puma

How should it be regarding caps and/or punctuation? I don't hink either is trademarked.

poetinahat
07-07-2006, 04:53 AM
And here I was thinking you wanted to talk about hats.

I'm happy to be shown to be wrong. However, I'd tend to capitalise the name either way, but only use the hyphens if I'm using the name as an adjective or adverb:

We played Hide and Seek all afternoon.

This Hide-and-Seek management philosophy is getting us nowhere.

Hey, reph -- olee olee olee in free!

Tish Davidson
07-07-2006, 05:17 AM
My instinct is that if it isn't trademarked it would be lower case --
hide and seek or capture the flag, but Scrabble or Monopoly.

reph
07-07-2006, 06:20 AM
I'm happy to be shown to be wrong.I seldom have an opportunity to make someone happy so easily. Here goes: Webster's Second Unabridged says hide-and-seek. Hyphens but no caps. American Heritage, first edition, agrees.

Try a dictionary first, folks!

poetinahat
07-07-2006, 06:22 AM
I seldom have an opportunity to make someone happy so easily. Here goes: Webster's Second Unabridged says hide-and-seek. Hyphens but no caps. American Heritage, first edition, agrees.

Try a dictionary first, folks!
Aw, reph... I'm getting all misty.

I'll go check the Australian Heritage Dictionary... thank you very much.