Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Small c, small j, except when you (politically) need a capital J

Somehow, I don’t thing the Churches or council of Synagogues made this decision over how to call themselves:

No more "Christ" with a capital C in the Netherlands

«Brussels, Oct. 19, 2005 (CNA) - According to a new grammar rule in the Netherlands and Belgium, the name "Christ" will soon be written with a lower-case "c", as stipulated by an orthography reform published last
Friday.

According to the Kath.net agency, the new spelling rules also will stipulate that the Dutch word for "jews" (joden) be spelled with a capital "J" when referring to nationality and with a lower-case "j" when referring to the religion. The changes will be mandatory starting in August 2006.»
Tip ‘o hat to Val.