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"with capital o"

Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 04, 2003

In Reply to: "With capital o" posted by ESC on October 04, 2003

: : Hi,

: : What does it mean that soemthing is "with capital o" ?
: : as in "planning with capital o"

: : Thanks :)

: I don't know. That would be planning with a capital "p," wouldn't it?

: Here is an "o" fact. Capital with an "a" refers to the capital city. Capitol with an "o" refers to the actual capitol building.

When someone states a plan and prefaces that plan "with a capital X" they mean to emphasize the importance of that plan.
For instance, the manager of a corporate sales team may tell his team members that "The rest of this month we will concentrate our time on cold calling---that's cold calling with a "capital C".
The manager uses that phrase to emphasize to his team that they need to spend a majority of their time knocking on doors looking for new business.