Saturday, May 22, 2004

A not-so-capital capital idea

The Air Force is now requiring all official publications to capitalize airman in all uses.
“Airmen in the United States Air Force are the heart and soul of our unique fighting force and should be identified as a proper noun,” [Force Chief of Staff Gen. John] Jumper said in a release. “Capitalizing the word ‘Airman’ recognizes their historic achievements and signifies our unique contributions to fighting and winning America’s wars. It shows we’ve earned the respect a proper name imparts.”
This follows the Army decision in October to capitalize soldier in all uses.

No response yet from Realtors.

7 Comments:

At 7:01 PM, May 22, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But shouldn't they be Airpersons? Airpeople? Airwomen?

 
At 7:20 PM, May 22, 2004, Blogger Phillip Blanchard said...

“Capitalizing the word ‘Airman’ recognizes their historic achievements and signifies our unique contributions to fighting and winning America’s wars. It shows we’ve earned the respect a proper name imparts.”

***No, it doesn't.***

 
At 11:13 PM, May 22, 2004, Blogger DFW Blogger said...

Both the Army and the Air Force have lost their minds. Sounds like they've had too much time in the desert.

 
At 11:20 AM, May 24, 2004, Blogger Nick said...

I'd hate for anyone to be left out here. Shouldn't we be honoring the historic achievenements and unique contributions of Women? How about Copy Editors? This would be the perfect Forum (I honor your Forum, Nicole) to honor Copy Editors with the respect a proper name ... excuse me ... Proper Name imparts. A Capital Idea if there ever was One.

 
At 11:27 AM, May 24, 2004, Blogger Nicole said...

Screw it. Let's just switch to German.

 
At 10:36 PM, May 24, 2004, Blogger Nick said...

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At 10:47 PM, May 24, 2004, Blogger Nick said...

Perfect! And as a Bonus, this would also, I think, facilitate Bill's Nuremberg Trial.

 

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