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Re: Nasa vs NASA
« Reply #40 on: 09/02/2018 12:01 am »
Doesn't matter.  If NASA prefers NASA, that should override style guides, since it's a literal quotation of their name.

Its different than discussing Radar vs. MRI, for example, which are generic names.

If they wanted it spelled naSa, that's their prerogative.  Like ke$ha.  Live and let live.

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Re: Nasa vs NASA
« Reply #41 on: 09/02/2018 05:04 am »
Doesn't matter.  If NASA prefers NASA, that should override style guides, since it's a literal quotation of their name.

Its different than discussing Radar vs. MRI, for example, which are generic names.

If they wanted it spelled naSa, that's their prerogative.  Like ke$ha.  Live and let live.
I agree. Which is why I call it LEGO but the Beeb calls it Lego ...

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Re: Nasa vs NASA
« Reply #42 on: 09/02/2018 05:34 am »
 Seems like there's a point when an acronym is so widely used and so well known it becomes a word.
 I think NASA might have done that to the point of not getting in a twist when somebody types Nasa.
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Re: Nasa vs NASA
« Reply #43 on: 09/02/2018 06:14 am »
What about another famous acronym that has become a name.
QANTAS (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services),
now commonly just "Qantas".

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Re: Nasa vs NASA
« Reply #44 on: 09/02/2018 03:44 pm »
I am part of the problem mentioning LEGO but if this devolves into a general acryonym thread it's probably outlived its usefulness.
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Re: Nasa vs NASA
« Reply #45 on: 09/03/2018 04:10 am »
Can you search this forum for the word capitalization  ("Nasa")  vs. the correct one? :)

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Re: Nasa vs NASA
« Reply #46 on: 09/04/2018 04:29 pm »
Can you search this forum for the word capitalization  ("Nasa")  vs. the correct one? :)

I don't think the search is up to that level of distinction... no case control offered in advanced search.
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Re: Nasa vs NASA
« Reply #47 on: 09/23/2018 08:32 am »
Even more fun !

On some of their own publication outer covers, for instance, "Space Mathematics" ,a resource for teachers,EP-92, it is all in lower case characters, national aeronautics and space administration 😃

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