Shall We March Forth Today

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@Marcyaz (36014)
United States
March 4, 2016 8:11am CST
This is a day to do something that you have always wanted to do but never had the time or the chance to do or you could even volunteer to do something. Did You Know that the word March is a capitonym? Capitonyms are words or expressions whose meaning changes depending on whether it's capitalized or not. March refers to the month, while march refers to a walking in a measured way. Are your ready to march or are you ready for March? What are some other Capitonyms?
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@Asylum (48105)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 16
We also have a town in Cambridgeshire England with the name of March. One word that you may not usually consider would be "Flower". It could be used to describe a river as in "That which flows".
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@Asylum I am not sure you understand the Capitonyms. It is like this March refers to the month, while march refers to a walking in a measured way. One is with a capitol and the other is not.
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@Asylum (48105)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Yes, I do understand that and I also realise that flower does not qualify because neither interpretation is capitalised. I only mentioned flower because it is one of those versatile words that people rarely notice.
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@BelleStarr (33929)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Mar 16
I know March quite well, my 2nd ggrandparents were married there at St Wendreda Church which has the most beautiful carved angel wood roof
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@Jessicalynnt (47937)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
May? lol, didn't know that was a thing. but was amused to learn it.
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt The month of May and mother may I. Very good example.
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• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
@Marcyaz that was like the only one I could think of last night, lol. now frank comes to mind, hehehe
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt Frank is another good one for sure, Frank as in a persons name and to be frank with you it is very good, thanks.
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@suzzy3 (8397)
5 Mar 16
ready for March and still marching on.cannot think of any. Wait a minute Bill as in someones name and a bill that you pay. There you go.
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@suzzy3 Hey very good that is exactly right.
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@suzzy3 (8397)
5 Mar 16
@Marcyaz I had to think about it.
@LadyDuck (126768)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 16
There are some examples that come to my mind: Turkey (the State) turkey the bird, Polish, something from Poland and polish the cream to make silver shine.
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Very good examples of Capitonyms.
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@amnabas (9986)
• Karachi, Pakistan
4 Mar 16
Ohhh really it's March time.
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@amnabas Yes really it's March time. Do you know any Capitonyms?
@marlina (64992)
• Canada
4 Mar 16
I am ready for both: march and March.
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@marlina Glad to hear you are ready for both do you have any examples of your own?
@Lucky15 (33759)
• Philippines
4 Mar 16
Let me think. Nice(France) nice. Ahmm. I am not sure.with the pronunciation
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@BelleStarr (33929)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Mar 16
I am thinking about Capitonyms, one is right here in Central Florida, Floral is a town that is having a Strawberry festival today and of course it refers to flowers.
@DianneN (63119)
• United States
5 Mar 16
All I can come up with on the spur of the moment are August, the month and august, majestic. Hamlet, the play and hamlet a small town. May, the month and may, a verb. Welsh from Wales, and welsh, to back down on something.