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Capital or capitol?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by guspasho, Sep 20, 2011.

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Capital or capitol

  1. Capital

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  2. Capitol

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  1. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    This! :)
     
  2. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    That is not always the case.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_city

    And as I mentioned earlier, there are a number of state capitols which are not located in the capital city of that state.
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis Free Hong Kong

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    Yup, /thread.
     
  4. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Yeah, Forma, not surprised there are variations. Those cities with capitols aren't capitol cities, though, because cities aren't capitols, buildings are.
     
  5. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    I never meant to insinuate they were but I can see how my post gave that impression. The capitol is obviously the building which is occasionally not in the capital city.
     
  6. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    So the capital of New York State is New York City, rather than Albany. :crazyeye: Is there a one-word term for a state/nation's seat-of-government-city, because when I was a wee tyke I learned the "50 state capitals", not the "50 states' cities where the seat of government is".
     
  7. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Hmm. So did I...
     
  8. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    It's a conspiracy!! :run:

    Actually, I think you may be taking the wikipedia meaning too far.
    There's no room there for NYC being regarded as the capital of New York State. It's Albany. (And my being originally from Albany NY has nothing to do with it, dammit. :mad: )
     
  9. Disgustipated

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    I was always taught capitol was the capitol of a nation, and capital was like a state capital or capital as in wealth. I suppose my elementary school taught me wrong.
     
  10. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    He taught you wrongly, even by its US English use, yes.
     
  11. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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  12. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus

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    Capital city, Capitol Hill, or The Capitol (the building upon Capitol Hill and the other one upon Capitoline Hill)
     
  13. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Never spelt capital with an 'o' in my life.
     
  14. Arwon

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    Except, Capital Hill in my city.

    Though I believe Walter Burley Griffin provisionally named our parliament the Capitol long before it got built.
     
  15. bhsup

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    There can be alternate uses for capital when referring to a non-governmental city, but you always have to preface what it is when discussing it like that. New York City, for example, is a financial capital, but you would never just call it a capital without 'financial' in front of it. Ditto London. Paris and Kyoto are cultural capitals, and again ditto London.

    Dur, well I guess London wins the trifecta for being financial, cultural, and governmental. :)
     
  16. Arwon

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    Maybe not sporting capital though.
     
  17. IglooDude

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    And whatever the polar opposite of capital is where fine cuisine is concerned.
     
  18. Arwon

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    Well, Sydney and Melbourne are the food capitals of the god damn world so I guess London is nearly polar opposite to them. c:)
     
  19. Arakhor

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    London's better than Edinburgh - the Scots eat fried curly-wurlies!
     
  20. Lone Cat

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    I'm favoring 'Capitol' if it means 'a city serving as nation's seat of power.
     

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