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    Re: Chill your tits

    It is surely also worth mentioning that the word tits is not always a swear word, but may also refer to small garden birds of the family Paridae. In a British garden you will often see Great Tits, Blue Tits and Long Tailed Tits feeding at a bird table.

    It is for this reason that the word tits can be written in full it is only rude in certain contexts.

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    #32

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    I don't think that you capitalize tits in any case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't think that you capitalize tits in any case.

    As Great Tits, Blue Tits or LongTailed Tits refers to the name of a species of bird, yes you can.

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    #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrfatso View Post
    As Great Tits, Blue Tits or LongTailed Tits refers to the name of a species of bird, yes you can.
    Well, since none of those are proper nouns, no. (If you are talking about the scientific name, the genus name is capitalized and the species name is not.)


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    #35

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    What's good enough for the RSPB is good enough for me.

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    #36

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    However the BTO use this.
    http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys...ong-tailed-tit
    The Natural History Museum also uses this form.
    http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curati..._caudatus.html

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    #37

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    It's strange to me that they would capitalize long tailed tits. It is still not a proper name.


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    #38

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    No but is is the common name in BrE, both forms either capitalised or non capitalised are in common usage.

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