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This Quiz All About Food Will Test Your Spelling And Punctuation Knowledge

A quiz from the BuzzFeed copydesk to whet your appetite — for delicious food and proper capitalization, spelling, and punctuation! (All answers based on BuzzFeed style and Merriam Webster online.)

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  1. What's wrong with this sentence?

    What's wrong with this sentence?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hot dogs = two words.

    According to most standard dictionaries, anyway!

    Hot dogs = two words. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via NBC
  2. What's wrong with this sentence?

    What's wrong with this sentence?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is a perfectly correct sentence as is!

    Because the Naked Chicken Chips are a branded item — as opposed to, say, a generic item like chicken nuggets — we'd initial-capitalize.

    This is a perfectly correct sentence as is!
    Via Kevin Smith / BuzzFeed
  3. What's wrong with this sentence?

    What's wrong with this sentence?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is a perfectly correct sentence as is!

    Figuring out which cheeses are capitalized can be tricky, but generally if it derives from a proper noun (like a city or a person's name), a cheese is capitalized. When in doubt, check m-w.com or the BuzzFeed Style Guide for guidance.

    This is a perfectly correct sentence as is! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via NBC
  4. What's wrong with this sentence?

    What's wrong with this sentence?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Both "venti" and "latte" should be lowercased.

    A latte is a generic drink, so no need to capitalize; and per BuzzFeed style, Starbucks cup sizes (i.e., tall, grande, venti, and trenta) are lowercased. Hyphenating "fast-food" is a style call, but to differentiate the truck in question from a food truck traveling at high speed, BuzzFeed style is to use a hyphen when it functions as an adjective.

    Both "venti" and "latte" should be lowercased. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Comedy Central
  5. What's wrong with this sentence?

    What's wrong with this sentence?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Whiskey should take a lowercase "w" and Sriracha a capital "S."

    Whiskey is a generic name for the spirit and should be lowercased; Sriracha is a brand name for what's also known as "rooster sauce."

    Whiskey should take a lowercase "w" and Sriracha a capital "S." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via SrirachaMovie.com

This Quiz All About Food Will Test Your Spelling And Punctuation Knowledge

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So close!

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Aww yeah, you rock!

You really know your way around words. High fives from all your friendly neighborhood copy editors!

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