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    Is it no longer right to spell the high status dinnerware as China? Or the concrete ingredient as Portland cement? I've always understood proper nouns to be capitalized no matter what context they appear in. Is this no longer valid?

    Sometimes I feel as though I need to take a basic grammar class all over again just to keep up with the latest acceptable changes.
    I don't think my advice is better than anyone else's and they usually beat me to it anyway.

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    As far as I know, that's still the rule.
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    From what I found, Portland is often capitalized when used with cement, but does not need to be. When discussing porcelain dinnerware, china does not need capitalization. Portland is a type of cement -- like hydraulic, or white -- so no capital is required. If it were a brand name, however. China is also just another name for porcelain dinnerware, but, if said I got my dinnerware from China...
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    Thanks John and Terry.
    I don't think my advice is better than anyone else's and they usually beat me to it anyway.

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