From: Gregg Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 18 2005 - 21:59:19 CST
Hans Aberg wrote:
> At 14:49 -0800 2005/02/17, D. Starner wrote:
>>>Now mix capitalization in the bag: In natural languages, capitalization
>>>typically does not alter the semantics of the word.
>>That's not invariable; there are rare cases where capitalization alter
>>semantics. For example, Poles and poles are two different things. More
>>importantly, capitalization alters the meaning of the sentence and paragraph.
> It depends: If people cannot parse the sentence "he was a pole", or the
> sentence in all-caps "HE WAS A POLE".
And let's not forget (I'm not making this up) the American baseball
coach Dick Pole.
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