Re: The homophone/spelling thing got me thinking....
> The way I understand it, a title/rank should be capitalised ifLike so many aspects of English grammar (hello, "whom"), this seems to
> it's a form of address:
be in the process of changing. The rule of thumb that I was taught is
that if it's replacing someone's name, then it should be capitalized.
Otherwise, it shouldn't.
I personally wouldn't capitalize colonel in "the colonel", even though
it is specifically referring to an individual. Feel free to educate
me if I'm wrong:)
"loose/lose" -- How did I forget that one? It's one of the worst.