A lot of our members have user names that are all lower case, and I honour their style when refering to them in a post. But I’ve convinced myself that, just as with other words that are usually all lower case, I should capitalize the first letter when beginning a sentence with such a user name.
What say y’all?
Also, a bonus question. Looking at my use of “refering” above, I recall that as a wee Texan, I was taught to double the ending consonant when using the ‘-ing’ form of a word. That’s obviously a rule in retreat, but not completely. Many words that always got the double consonant no longer do, but many still get it. Is there a new rule, or are we just flirting with anarchy?
P.S. - I hate it, but sadly I must report that “irregardless” appears to be winning the usage battle.