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    Many posters on this site have very good writing skills. But some of our members don't take enough time to proof read what they post. Just a suggestion here since many members of the general public stumble across these forums. The last thing officers need is for the public to start believing that Police Officers are uneducated bumpkins.

    1. Please proof read your post before posting.
    2. Spell check is your friend!
    3. Make sure what you are posting is relevant to the discussion.
    4. Make sure what you write makes sense. If you read it and don't understand it, neither will we.

  • #2
    Originally posted by montanahogrider View Post
    Police Officers
    Police officer isn't a proper noun and doesn't need to be capitalized.
    #1 of your list
    #3 This doesn't have anything to do with "General Law Enforcement Topics"




    ....just saying.



    Futurelaw

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    • #3
      hokeed onn fonix werkeed fer mee
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      • #4
        mee two....
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        There are no stupid questions, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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          Sicks munce ugo I cudnt evun spel stayt truper .... nou I ar wun!
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          • #6
            Hi FutureLaw,
            Originally posted by Futurelaw89
            Police officer isn't a proper noun and doesn't need to be capitalized.
            Capitalization is honorific, and therefore usually applies to individuals, so it's often not used in the plural; e.g., "if a Police Officer", and "if police officers".

            But capitalization of personal or occupational titles is often a legitimate stylistic option, and whether it is done may depend on the context.

            In general, the higher the rank of a Government Official, or government official, the more likely it is that the title would normally be capitalized, especially if the writer has high respect for persons of the given position.

            If the title is used directly in conjunction with a named individual, it is usual for it to be capitalized, e.g., "Officer Smith" rather than "officer Smith".

            If you look at a few profiles here, I doubt you'll find that anyone put "police officer", with no capitalization, in the "Occupation" field of the form.
            #1 of your list
            It is generally preferable when a word pair has become a compound word to use the compound form; hence, "bookkeeper" and not "book keeper", and "proofread" rather than "proof read" (incidentally, "bookkeeper" is the only word in English with 3 doubled letters in succession).
            #3 This doesn't have anything to do with "General Law Enforcement Topics"
            Perhaps it can be moved to another topic area.



            ....just saying.
            Nice .


            Futurelaw
            Regards,

            Monty

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            • #7
              See, now, I like those spelling errors. Even the best of us make a mistake here and there. Long day at work, tired, can't be arsed to go spellcheck 'defenestrated' but think it makes your anecdote cheeky and fun. I get that.

              The consistent, retarded spelling errors? They tell me whose opinions hold no weight. Sort of an internet barometer for dumb. Ex: They're taking their gear over there. See, if every poster got that right I'd have to read every argument written and judge them on merits instead of being a lazy grammar nazi. And who has the time?
              **Not a LEO**

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              • #8
                WTF-evur. Mine yer Bizness Looser.

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                • #9
                  ................
                  Last edited by SBSO_DISPATCHER; 12-05-2009, 06:47 AM.
                  Gotta catch em allll.........

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 1042 Trooper View Post
                    Sicks munce ugo I cudnt evun spel stayt truper .... nou I ar wun!
                    Eye taught ewe where retyred.

                    Spell check works wonders. Though I can't believe the same issues keep coming up.

                    They're, There and Their.

                    We're, were and Where.

                    to, too and two.

                    lose and loose, chose and choose.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks Monty for clearing that up with the whole Police Officer capitolization...seriously I never knew that.

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                      • #12
                        Loose is the word that gets my goat. You LOSE weight so that you have LOOSE pants! You don't LOOSE weight! ARGH!!!
                        Sleep well. There are people out there willing to die tonight so that you can wake up safe tomorrow.

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                        • #13
                          If everyone spelled correctly, I would never have this in my life.
                          Last edited by jcioccke; 10-15-2009, 08:57 AM.
                          MDRDEP:

                          There are no stupid questions, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mikeymedic View Post
                            Thanks Monty for clearing that up with the whole Police Officer capitolization...seriously I never knew that.
                            Try capitalization...
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                            • #15
                              http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZiPiXEv_Q_...0/****-off.jpg
                              Last edited by Nobody; 10-19-2009, 08:00 AM.

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