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Would "president" be capitalized in the second person?

 
 
bobobo
 
Reply Thu 29 Jan, 2015 04:26 pm
E.g. 1:
Line 1: It's an order from the President!
Line 2: Are you really speaking as our president...
Line 3: ...Mr. Obama?

E.g. 2:
Line 1: It's an order from the President!
Line 2: Are you really speaking as our President...
Line 3: ...Mr. Obama?

Which example shows the correct usage?
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jan, 2015 04:28 pm
@bobobo,
Lower case unless it's being used as a title, e. g. President Obama or Madame President (whether a name is attached to this title or not).
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jan, 2015 09:37 pm
Is this a conversation? Then if someone is speaking to or about the President of the United States, in a conversation about the role of president, then use "President."
McTag
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2015 09:20 am
@PUNKEY,

Do I see a contradiction there?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2015 09:26 am
capitalizing any such title only encourages the one holding the title to feel important, we must do all we can to make such people feel less important, it's not about them, it's about us, folks they work for

and enough of this honourable **** when talking about politicians, that's a title you earn, not get elected to
maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2015 09:36 am
@djjd62,
I want the President to feel important. He works for me. As a general rule, making the people who work for me feel important is a good thing for productivity and morale.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2015 09:38 am
@maxdancona,
i feel politicians could use a little humility, if not outright humiliation

i shouldn't have used the word people in my first post, people deserve respect and admiration, politicians not so much, if at all
maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2015 10:08 am
@djjd62,
Would you feel differently if you found out that politicians were people?
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2015 10:09 am
@maxdancona,
impossible
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2015 10:24 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

capitalizing any such title only encourages the one holding the title to feel important,


Surely nobody would let the title of president go to their heads.

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