Locational Capitalization

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Locational Capitalization

Post by Hydrangeas » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:59 pm

I need to know something rather trivial in the case of a city, town, or place's name (and not necessarily a book title). If there was a town named "Far-Off," would you spell it "Far-Off" or "Far-off?" Should the O in Off be capitalized or not?

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Re: Locational Capitalization

Post by Joe » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:18 pm

First I'd want to know why it's hyphenated. Most names are not hyphenated, and there seems to be no reason not to call it: Far Off (capitalized of courses)

If you insist in hyphenation, it's really just a question of style between Far-Off and Far-off. In other words it's up to you.

But I repeat that if it's a name (place name) the most likely form is: Far Off

"He lives in Far Off."
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prayer of the Reverend Eli Jenkins in Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

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