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Always double-check these spellings to be certain. In alphabetical listings, list Mc- as Mac-.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife.
The directions north, east, south, and west which are not themselves capitalized, though often an element of a proper name or title.
Compass points refer specifically to the 32 divisions of the 360° magnetic compass rose, each corresponding to an 11.25° portion. A complete 'boxing of the compass' reads as follows:
- north by east
- northeast by north
- northeast by east
- east by north
- east by south
- southeast by east
- southeast by south
- south by east
- south by west
- southwest by south
- southwest by west
- west by south
- west by north
- northwest by west
- northwest by north
- north by west
McCarthy, Senator Joseph
McCarthyism, not McCarthiism.
McCartney, (Sir) Paul
No hyphen. Merged with Boeing in 1997, so should only be mentioned historically.
There is no recognized state with this name. The european country north of Greece is entered into the United Nations and the European Union as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, sometimes abbreviated to FYROM; as the name has caused international dispute, refer to the country by the full title or neutral construction, and never by the demonym.
The apple variety, named for its Canadian developer John MacIntosh.
Note the capitalization, the brand of computer produced by Apple Inc. often abbreviated as Mac.
A rain jacket.
Madison Square Garden
Capitalize only in Italian and United States settings; lowercase in other countries such as Russia when used adjectivally or as a generic synonym for gangsters. Consider also the regionally specific criminal organizations of Italy: Cosa Nostra of Sicily, Camorra of Naples, Sacra Corona Unita of Puglia, 'Ndrangheta of Calabria.
Not Majarajah. Note in pronunciation the final a is implied, not pronounced. Likewise Raja, not Rajah.
Avoid as an alternative for big, chief, important or main.
Do not use when you mean most of. Majority is a specific statistical test; without the statistics it should not be used.
For cosmetics, not makeup.