Actually, 'Spellkat', while you comment that ''Monopoly' deserves a capital letter because it has built this status over a number of years. Furthermore, it is a multi-national franchise with the 'TM' copyright rights to the game.' it would be incorrect to state that 'warhammer is played by a fraction of the people, with success in a single nation amongst 10 or so people'. An important point to make is that Warhammer is both trademarked with a capital W, and is also multi-national, played in 19 different countries and with a large number of players (at least 500,000 as of 2003, but with many additional people uncounted and joined since) Also, Warhammer has also been running for a number of years (approaching 2.5 decades), and so deserves a capital letter in the same manner as Monopoly.  

On the animating front, little has happened, although I hope to finish the scene I am on within the end of the week. So far it looks great. I will let you see a clip of it soon, but not too much (wouldn't want to spoil it). Until then, Simples!

Animator and Picture Meerkat
 
 
Hello there again :)

SpellKat here! Just wanted to continue this debate on the capital letter status of the word 'warhammer'. 

Firstly, I'd like to point out that the one whom posts below me clearly can't spell himself. This is my first example of such incompetence:

'On to grammanr. Look at this! Straight from the Games Workshop'. I believe grammar is spelt without an 'n' but correct me if I'm wrong. Now on to the main issue. 'Monopoly' deserves a capital letter because it has built this status over a number of years. Furthermore, it is a multi-national franchise with the 'TM' copyright rights to the game. Unfortunately, warhammer is played by a fraction of the people, with success in a single nation amongst 10 or so people! (Okay, that might be slightly harsh - 11!)

Check back again soon for another GRAMMAR (not grammanr) update :)

SpellKat
 
 
First up, little animating this week, but I can say that the fight scene is progressing. Slowly. But what I have done so far looks cool. I will try to show you a picture soon but at the moment it is pointles, as it is just Edvard fighting thin air (his opponent gets added when Edvard is finished).

On to grammar. Look at this! Straight from the Games Workshop website: ...something new for Warhamemr 40,000. Not only... Strangely enough, it has a capital letter (W)! Would you call Monopoly 'monopoly'? I don't think so, even though it is not a place or person name, because that is it's name, and that uses a capital letter. Similarly, the trademark for Warhammer 40,000 uses a capital W, and so when written, it needs that capital letter.

Until next week,

Animator and Picture Meerkat
 
 
Hi,

Just a quick note for all you English speakers. I decided to give you a little grammatical correction. A word deserves a capital letter if:

'(a) The first word of a sentence, or of a fragment, begins with a capital letter:(b) The names of the days of the week, and of the months of the year, are (c) The names of languages are always written with a capital letter.

(d) Words that express a connection with a particular place.

(e) In the same vein, words that identify nationalities or ethnic groups must be capitalized:



As you can see 'warhammer' fits into none of those categories so therefore does not require a capital.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check back for grammatical updates!

SpellKat