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A few random ones,just in case.Lycra – Unless referring to the trademark fiber or fabric, use ageneric term such as spandex or elastic or stretch fabric.Mafia – Secret criminal organization operating mainly in the U.S. andItaly and engaged in illegal activities such and gambling and drugdealing. Lowercase as a synonym for organized crime.Pledge of Allegiance – let’s hope you know what this one isFinland – A Nordic state, not part of ScandinaviaPears – In general, capitalize most varieties, including Anjou, Asian(also called apple pear), Bosc, and Bartlett.
Likely to run into, butunlikely to rememberPhotoshop – Trademark for a brand of photo-editing software.Firefighter, fireman – The preferred term to describe a person whofights fires is firefighter. One meaning of fireman is a person whotends fires in a furnace. Fireman is also an acceptable synonym forfirefighter.California – Abbreviate Calif. in datelines or stories. Postal code: CASlang – In general, avoid slang, the highly informal language that isoutside of conventional or standard usage.Shut down (when used as a noun) shutdown (when used as a verb)