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Words that Change Their Meaning Depending on Whether the First Letter is Capitalized are “Capitonyms”

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There are some words that change their meaning based on whether the first letter is capitalized or not.  These words are collectively known as “capitonyms”.  These capitonyms are particularly troublesome when they appear at the beginning of a sentence, as there is no way, based on the single word alone, to tell which meaning is being referred to.  Examples of […]

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