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calling the grammar police!

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by buggle, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. buggle

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    Which is correct?

    type 1 diabetes

    or

    Type 1 Diabetes
     
  2. manic4titans

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    I am not an English teacher but I think Type 1 Diabetes. It is a proper name of a disease, wouldn't you think? I probably type it 5 different ways because I get in a hurry and don't really care as long as I convey my message. ha!
     
  3. Jordansmom

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    Buggle, Jordan finds this thread funny because you're calling for the grammar police and didn't capitalize "calling".

    In the Pink Panther Book its lower case, "type 1 diabetes".
     
  4. manic4titans

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    I looked under American Diabetes Association. They do not have it capitalized. I was wrong. :eek:
     
  5. betty6333

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    I have no clue, but I thought it was funny too.
     
  6. buggle

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    That's why I called the grammar police. :)

    I have it two ways on a website, so I need to make a decision and stick with it. My editor sister will go over it later, but I thought you guys might know. I drive her crazy. She says that I'm very, very bad with commas. I like commas. :p
     
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    I prefer the Type 1 Diabetes and as far as I am aware, I always write it that way.
    It is a name of something so I figure it deserves capitals. (I also think that it looks more important in capitals!:D)
     
  8. Jordansmom

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    I agree with statement. Who cares about the grammar police anyway?
     
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    A disease (medical condition) is not capitalized unless it is named after a person.
    So "type 1 diabetes" would be correct. Of course, unless it is the beginning of sentence then it would be Type 1 diabetes. :)
     
  10. buggle

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    Thanks, Martha! I've been ignoring it, so I just made myself make a decision and I went and changed them all to being the same -- lower case.

    I feel all better now. :p
     
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    I agree with Kiwimom!:p:D
     
  12. Hollyb

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    In my magazine, we only capitalize a disease if it is named after an actual person -- so chicken pox, but Tourette's syndrome.

    But I notice the JDRF usually uses Type 1 diabetes with the "T" only capitalized, which is weird.
     

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