If someone calls someone else 'silly' is the 's' capitalized? IE. "What are you doing, silly?" or "What are you doing, Silly?"?
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks agoBest answer
It depends. If it is an informal term, you would do just as you would any other such generic term, like pal, buddy, clown, idiot, and not capitalize. Only if the person was called silly so much that people (including the person himself) would know, without thinking, that you meant that person when you say "Silly", would you capitalize (it would mean that the person has taken on the "name", it is specific to that person, even if it is a nick-name).
- RPLv 74 weeks ago
One could capitalize it, but it's not mandatory.
- LaurieLv 74 weeks ago
Yes, because you are using it as a proper name.
- JOHNLv 74 weeks ago
Not unless the someone's name is actually Silly. Quite possible, though. I once met a Chinese man whose first name was Fok. His surname was Yu.
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- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
I understand what you're getting at, but no, we don't capitalize the 's'. We would do that only if 'Silly' was our regular nickname for this person.
- NinefingerLv 64 weeks ago
No it is not..........
- wobafettyLv 64 weeks ago
Not unless there's somebody nicknamed "Silly".
- yet-knish!Lv 74 weeks ago