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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 04:49 PM
would Intel be capitalized?


"What exactly have you missed? What kind of Intel got past you?"

Question, is the word "Intel" capitalized?

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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 05:08 PM


Intel is capitalized as a proper noun identified with computer chips manufacturer Intel Corporation. Other usage of the word I've seen are Intel capitalized when used as an peculiar abbreviation for the word 'intelligence' involving spy vs spy gathering of Intel. Since it serves as an abbreviation without period, like all other abbreviation Intel is capitalized.

I prefer to use the entire noun 'intelligence' in narration, but Intel in dialogue when appropriate.




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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 05:15 PM


Thanks so much. I thought it was, but wasn't sure.
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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 05:52 PM


So any word that is an abbreviation should be capitalized? I had never thought about it like that. I always capitalize TV when used for television, but I have never done so to phone for telephone, or vs for versus. For that matter I don't for lots of other things, either: auto for automobile, plane for airplane, info for information. I tend to remember to it when the first letter of each word is used, like IRS, or CIA, and FBI, but not when an abreviated form of the word is used. Hmm. I'll have to revise my writing.



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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 06:09 PM


I wouldn’t capitalize it. While it is technically an abbreviation, it has come to be known as its own separate word, like phone or auto, as Nancy mentioned.



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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 06:17 PM


Actually, the more I think about it, I'm not sure. I still wouldn't, myself, but I'm not sure what would technically be correct, if there is a correct.

Mostly, I wouldn't want it confused in any way with the computer company.

"What type of Intel did you receive?"

That might, *might* just be construed as a question about a new laptop or PC. It could probably go either way, I guess. It does look good capitalized.




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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 06:19 PM


Haha, sorry to keep coming back, but just for information purposes, dictionary.com does NOT capitalize it when it's used as a short for intelligence. Weird.



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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 06:36 PM


Okay, I will not capitalize it. Phew, this is difficult ;)
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[*] posted on 8/26/2011 at 08:52 PM


No, it's not capitalized.

Robert is correct in that it should be intelligence in the descriptive and intel in the dialogue, but it is not capitalized.





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[*] posted on 5/7/2015 at 05:49 PM


Yeah, it's short for intelligence. No cap required.

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