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Re^5: [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?

by merlyn (Sage)
on May 15, 2006 at 23:10 UTC ( #549629=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?
in thread [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?

OK, you're clearly forgiven if you had never seen brian's name in print. But the question here was about using the name having already seen it, I presume. Your answer is more like "if I don't know his name, I guess I'll call him Randal". That doesn't make much sense.

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Re^6: [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?
by eric256 (Parson) on May 16, 2006 at 20:52 UTC

    "Your answer is more like "if I don't know his name, I guess I'll call him Randal". That doesn't make much sense."

    I think we lost topic somewhere in there. The original question was "why does every one keep refering to brian d foy with all lower case?" Which brian then answered with a kind odd response claiming that it wasn't odd at all for him to want his name in all lower case, but it IS odd because it is not what we expect. When in doubt we expect anyones name to be capitalized. My argument wasn't that people should call him Brian, just that it is obvious why they would *want* to and why they are confused that he doesn't want them to. In fact I still have no idea why he doesn't want it capitalized but thats his perogative.


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