What a Difference a Capital Letter Makes


polish vs Polish pronounciation

There is one word in the English language that changes its meaning and pronounciation, depending on whether it is capitalized: polish.

Uncapitalized, polish refers to a substance used to give something a smooth and shiny surface when rubbed in, or the act of making the surface of something smooth and shiny by rubbing it.

With a capital, Polish refers to things of or relating to the nation of Poland.

 

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