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Blue Crab

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Agreed. And they don't require capitalization either.
As usual, one has the results or the reasons why not. Here, it's possibly:
  • "dyslexia," and/or
  • crap spelling that could have but wasn't given enough of a shit about to make the effort to correct, and/or
  • it's a chat room on the internet so who cares?
So three rationalizations to cover for not paying attention a couple of days in language art classes fifty years ago. And all for such a simple thing that can be remediated in seconds as an adult on a word processor.

Of course, in one sense, poor language skills is a good thing for other readers. While it certainly doesn't suggest a low IQ, it does signal a casual and comfortable attitude toward preparation among your particular social class. Valuable info for potential employers, suitors, and who-knows-what else? It's a non-zero failing that follows you for a lifetime.
 

veni vidi vici

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Ventucky Red

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Section 8 is no great concession, the landlords get paid on-time, all the time, direct deposit, market rate. Some property owners make it sound like their Section 8 rentals are charity ... nah, more like very good business.
You're subject to a pricing matrix that may be way below the area market... and a bunch of other stipulations. Oh! Good luck getting them out of there if they don't pay their portion.
Better keep your day job; your comedy falls flat....
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Come on Billy, you're down with the problem, certainly, you can do your share to fix it. Or are you just spewing bullshit?
 

mikewof

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You're subject to a pricing matrix that may be way below the area market... and a bunch of other stipulations. Oh! Good luck getting them out of there if they don't pay their portion.

If they don't pay their portion, it's just a standard eviction. But I have never heard of them not paying their portion. Regular tenants tend to be much less reliable for rent.

As for the "pricing matrix" nah ... the property owner just submits their price for the Housing Choice it is competitive with the surrounding houses, and it can be reviewed yearly. Also, if the market dips, the Housing Choice price stays where it is.

My point is that property owners who rent Housing Choice are not particularly generous, they're just good at business.
 

mikewof

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Again with the unnecessary capitalization.
Australian crawl is not a proper noun.

Why does anyone call it Australian crawl or American crawl other than misguided nationalism? It's a "front crawl" or just the "crawl stroke". The slight modifications made by this Aussie or that Yank are less critical than the personal modifications that competitive swimmers tend to use.
 

billy backstay

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Why does anyone call it Australian crawl or American crawl other than misguided nationalism? It's a "front crawl" or just the "crawl stroke". The slight modifications made by this Aussie or that Yank are less critical than the personal modifications that competitive swimmers tend to use.

"Australian’s credit Alick Wickham with the invention of the front crawl (aka freestyle), but some debate who was the first to use this style of swimming." (snip)...

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Blue Crab

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So, why is Australia capitalized in "Australian crawl" IYHO and crawl not capitalized? It's not a crawl and it's not Australian, it's a specific thing with a specific name.
Wiki has an answer: "The "front crawl" style has been in use since ancient times. There is an Egyptian bas relief piece dating to 2000 BCE showing it in use.[5]" Much later, "the stroke which would later be refined into the modern front crawl was first seen in the modern Western world at an 1844 swimming race in London ... This style was further improved by the Australian champion swimmer Richmond "Dick" Cavill. ... The American swimmer Charles Daniels then made modifications to the six-beat kick, thereby creating the "American crawl". Charles later modified the 6 beat measure into a four beat two step move that when accompanied by his own fiddling music, became quite popular among beer drinkers.
 

Blue Crab

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There's an African crawl too. JK but consider: "Swimming is not a sport in which you tend to see many Africans or black faces. For many, this corroborates the belief that black people cannot swim. The stereotype that black people cannot swim is false but persistent. It is a stereotype that has crossed the oceans and is applied to both Africans and their descendants. ... In reality, Africans can swim. They do swim, but why they are not known to be swimmers is a reflection of an activity marred by a history of inequality in politics and economics. ... It is well documented that prior to the slave trade Africans living near water had a tradition of swimming and were excellent swimmers. Africans had a strong reputation for being the ‘best swimmers’ in the world. Africans were skilled watermen who had established navy fleets and African sailors were in high demand during initial contact with Europe.

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Not My Real Name

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So, why is Australia capitalized in "Australian crawl" IYHO and crawl not capitalized? It's not a crawl and it's not Australian, it's a specific thing with a specific name.

Very much like a Mumm 30 is neither a mum 30 nor a Mumm thirty.
That doesn't make it a proper noun, it just makes it a noun. And alligator is a specific thing with a specific name, too. But you don't capitalize it.

Australian is a proper noun. A proper noun generally refers to a distinct thing, with a name that is generally attached to it's individuality.

Australia (proper noun) is a name for a country (noun, not proper).

In German all nouns are capitalized. In English they are not, only proper nouns are. All proper nouns are nouns, but not all nouns are proper.
 

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