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JuniperEccles | 12:15 Sun 08th Sep 2019 | Editor's Blog
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Can you please not print the British Broadcasting Corporation as Bbc when it should all be written in capitals? I'm a pedant where the English language is concerned and it aggravates me!

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You're not getting a friendly ear with this one are you Juniper? ;-) I agree it looks scrappy when proper acronyms come out like that.
12:33 Sun 08th Sep 2019
I doubt they'll change it on the say of one, or even a handful, of people.
No ED about on Sunday. You can say what you *** like.
Duplicate posts aggravate me.
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I wish to complain in the strongest possible terms about all the repeats on Answerbank.
There oughta be a law!
You're not getting a friendly ear with this one are you Juniper? ;-)

I agree it looks scrappy when proper acronyms come out like that.
Could have been sorted years ago but the Eds missed their chance at the last revamp. What's even worse than Bbc or Raf is that if you type 'don't' in the title box it appears as Don'T.
If you put everything right, there won't be any work for the police force.
Are you including Cid, Teacake? :-)
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Thanks, Mamyalynne, for your kind words! I have to say I was surprised at the response so, to all the snipers, I would just say that if each individual uses English as they please then in, say, 50 years, no-one will understand anyone else in written communication. I won't care; I'll have shuffled off long before then and will leave you to it.
People have been moaning about titles such as "eBay and the BBC" being rendered as "Ebay and the Bbc" for years, Juniper.

When the site was about to be revamped, the Ed actually asked us all whether we wanted the automatic use of capital letters in question titles or not, with the majority of members being against the practice. So we were promised that it would be discontinued. However it seems it must have only been a 'politician's promise' ;-)

As you're a "pedant where the English language is concerned" though, I'm surprised that you've not pointed out to Mamyalynne that 'BBC' is most definitely NOT an acronym! (It's an initialism).

Indeed, I'm also surprised that you've misused 'aggravate' in your question ;-)
just write B B C rather than BBC in the title.
Picky picky, I didn't as such.

Acronyms, ie NASA would also come out wrong in titles if you didn't leave a space.
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Who's a pedant now, Buenchico? The dictionary says that "aggravate" can mean "to annoy or exasperate". Now find fault with that.
I would have used aggravates in the same way, Juniper. I'm not sure what Buen is on about.
"I'm a pedant where the English language is concerned and it aggravates me! " - I think chico is referring to you unintentionally saying that the you are aggravated by the English language rather than innaccurate usage of such. Consider replacing "It" with "it's misuse" in your sentence above.
For those who think 'aggravate' was wrongly used... Chambers: to make more distressing, more troublesome, to irritate or annoy'. The last few words show JuniperEccles was perfectly correct.
My answer still stands, just why does things like the non use of capitals aggravate anyone?
nothing wrong with the word, just the usage of it, unless it really is the English language that the OP is aggravated by.
I'm lost 3 Ts , I call it the Beeb anyway , lol

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