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What does it mean by "proper nouns" in the sentence "You should capitalize the first word of a header and any proper nouns, but leave all of the other letters in lower case." The example given includes nouns in lower case; "header, manual, style", and "Memory Alpha" are the only capitalized words, following the first word of the example. Should the term "proper nouns" therefore be replaced by the word "titles"? --Defiant 21:26, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

I would say it relates to names, rather than titles. Specifically you can have headers with "Hoshi Sato" or "William Riker"...those obviously need to be capitalized but if you don't specify proper nouns people might think it should be "Hoshi sato" or "William riker"...however unlikely :) — Morder 21:31, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
See proper nouns at Wikipedia for a definition of that term. -- Cid Highwind 22:05, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that, even though the Wikipedia source seems a bit dubious, since it doesn't cite any of its sources! But at least I now have a better understanding of what is meant here. :) --Defiant 01:36, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

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