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    What punctuation do you use for "happy hour"?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lameri, Nov 16, 2011.

    I'm referring to what companies have on Friday afternoon/evening. Would you capitalize the words, put quotation marks around them, something else?
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    No.
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    Yes. Leave them alone.
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    Good question. I think it's, "After happy hour that day."
     
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    I have been to numerous Happy Hours and I can tell you at least from my personal experience that the words are always capitalized on a menu or advertisement.
     
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    [/QUOTE]

    You just told him not to capitalize them, but then did it yourself. :p
     
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    yeah, i noticed that, too, jh!

    it does seem to be capitalized in most uses of the term... but it could also be in " " if the context so dictated... same goes for nothing, just plain lower case...
     
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    You just told him not to capitalize them, but then did it yourself. :p[/QUOTE]
    That wasn't me; it was left over from the message I quoted!
     
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    Display text and signage has different rules.
     
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    Well learn to use quotes better! Haha, joking. :p
     
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    Touche; I didn't think about that part.
     
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    Thanks, guys. I saw that yes, most of the times even newspapers don't "do" anything to happy hours :)
     

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