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I have some pet hates when people slap on paper titles and measurements, incorrectly.

Some simply show people's ignorance by showing a name in lower casing when the object in question is about a person and his name. For example the word Hertz abbreviated to Hz. There is no such word as hertz or hz, so if it is used as a measure of frequency it is wrong, doubly so because nobody has an inkling as to what you are referring to.

 However, when using a reference to the Morse code, Morse, being a mans name should always begin with a capital letter and never with a lower-case letter. If you use a lower-case m, i.e. morse, you will be referring to a clasp on an article of clothing' and not to dit dah's sent on a Morse key.

This is a picture of our primate, the Archbishop of Canterbury taken at Lambeth Palace, his traditional London home directly opposite the Houses of Parliament on the south bank of the Thames.

 He is wearing his full ceremonial robes, which among other pieces of clothing is the multi-coloured cope worn as a large/long outer garment, fully opened at the front and enclosed at the back. It is secured in place and kept together by a strap or a fastener at the upper front which is called a morse. On the front of the morse many clerics wear a special ornate badge, sometime enamelled and sometime woven.


All western religions use a cope and a morse and at all levels from archbishops down to curates.

Going back to Hertz for frequency, lower frequencies, are always denoted by kiloHertz [kilo meaning a thousand] or kHz, a lower case k. For higher frequencies MegaHertz [Mega meaning million] MHz is used, with an upper case M.  Giga [a billion] is also always an upper case G.

Another example of a mans name is Bell who devised a method of measuring power. The basic unit he used in his calculations was too high to be of any practical use so it was reduced to a more manageable unit.  You will often see this as dB = deciBell i.e., one tenth of a Bell. The same goes for the other many scientists who developed and quantified electronic/physics terms, like for example Ohm, Henry, Faraday [Farad], Joule, Watt, Volt [after Volta], Amp [after Ampére] etc etc.

Admirals never use Royal Navy after their titles, rank, honours, name and post nominals. Hence an example is The Hon Admiral Sir Tristam Cooper KCB KBE, whereas a commodore and below always use Royal Navy, e.g., Commodore Percy Shovel CBE DSC Royal Navy.

There are many others, but morse v Morse is my pet hate

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