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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    Doesn't the title of this thread have a grammar mistake?

    "College: And The Future of Spelling and Grammar"

    Either the colon is unnecessary or the first "And" is superfluous.
    Actually you're wrong. "College: And The Future of Spelling and Grammar" is a title with a subtitle, not a sentence. The rules for colon usage in sentences therefore do not apply. It may be ugly and awkward, and it could probably be formed better without a colon, but there is nothing technically wrong with it.

    Also, even if the thread title were an attempt at a sentence, it would not only be wrong because the colon should replace the coordinating conjunction, as you said, but also because the colon can only follow a complete sentence, and the single noun "college" is not a complete sentence.

    Also, as a title with a subtitle, "The" is capitalized, and title/subtitle rules state that all conjunctions, prepositions, and articles, unless they begin the subtitle, should not be capitalized.
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    The Eighth Colour Octarine's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    You left an l out of "enroll."

    I assume that is some sort of commentary on differences in dialect.

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