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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 17:10:13 +0100
Subject: Re: (urth) Shadowy reflections on an amazing article

>        As an
>editor, I can tell you that the US practice is to capitalize after a
>colon if what follows is a complete sentence, and not to do so if what
>follows is merely a list or not a full sentence. E.g.,
>        This is >what I meant: Blue and Green are not heaven and hell.
>        This is >what I bought: apples, oranges, and pears.

> Although (to a UK typographer) that is correct it doesn't illustrate the point you made because Blue (In this context) is a proper noun and would be capitalized any way. [I almost wrote "in cany case" ;) ] The colon in UK English often provides for what *could* have been written as two independent sentences bing linked: thus a lower case initial letter would be used. Matthew --

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