Spelling

Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation Rules of Unusual (and made up) Words

…And words commonly misspelled by the authorDisclaimer: You would think I know this stuff, but I'm an idiot. -James R. Tramontana
  • spacetime

  • okay

  • Jeez (always italicized)

  • help desk (two words not capitalized)

  • dataport

  • tallboy

  • super-advanced 4D haptic holoscreens

  • Skycraft

  • dazzler (not capitalized)

  • TCB

  • Retcon Team Six

  • timecar

  • timeship

  • timedrive

  • time jump (two words not hyphenated)

  • ultra-titanium

  • hypertime

  • Yeaaah

  • Trampoline Grrrl

  • Skunk Ape

  • Betty and T.U.R.D. (always italicized)

  • Crash-A-Rama

  • figure eight and figure-eight

    • Noun is not hyphenated

    • Adjective is hyphenated

  • Song titles are “In Quotes”

  • Album titles Are Italicized

  • Band names are Just Capitalized (unless spelled goofy)

  • Genres of music are not capitalized (jazz, punk)

  • Historical eras of music are Capitalized (the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Classical era, the Romantic piano)

  • TV show titles Are Italicized

  • Movie names Are Italicized

  • Book titles Are Italicized

  • TV show episode titles “Are in Quotes”