Re: The Bank

Subject: Re: The Bank
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:11:53 -0500

I quite agree with Robert on this. Yes, it is a substitute for the full proper noun, but it remains a proper noun.

The situation could have been far more crazy. Does anyone remember the former name of what is now The Eindhoven University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven) which was founded as the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven? It was abbreviated as THE. That was where Dijkstra and his buddies created the THE operating system in 1968, causing distress to English-language editorial staff everywhere. Well, not everywhere, but within certain pieces of academia, like the lab where I worked at the time.

On 1/19/22 12:20 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

In this context, if you do use "The Bank," it's a proper noun, so
"The" is capitalized.

Though as I said this sounds like is a job for a lawyer, not a tech writer.

On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 7:46 AM Monique Semp<monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
I'd suggest reading the latest Chicago Manual of Style Q&A
([1] -- question
one is about an initial "the" before the name of a country or other
such entity.
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