tasha (tashabear) wrote,

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help me, obi-wan-ariadne1

I'm in the throes of a grammatical discussion on military_beta as to whether "sir" and "ma'am" are capitalized when they are not the first word of a sentence. I maintain that they are merely honorifics and should be treated like pronouns. My esteemed opponent, larianelensar, maintains that they are titles and therefore should always be capitalized. My counter-argument is that they are never used in conjunction with a name, and therefore cannot be titles.

Could you settle this for me, please?
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