I was interested in the fact that the first letter of the each word of “Any Other Business” is shown in the upper case in the following sentence:
“At the first meeting of the new bard, Townsend proposed that Sir Walter (Age 66) should remain as chairman on his present salary of ￡100,000 a year. The old man smiled and made a flattering speech abouthow the reader had unquestionably made the right choice (in approving Townsend as the new owner by vote.)
Townsend didn’t speak again until they reached Any Other Business, when he suggested that all employees of the Globe should automatically retire at the age of sixty.” – Jeffery Archer “The Fourth Estate” – P483.
I think “Any Other Business” can be simply rephrased with “Miscellaneous or addendum subject(s),” but I’d like to know:
- Why A, O, B of “any other business” are shown in the capital letter here?
Is “any other business,” which I think is just a plain and colloquial expression for asking someone if he or she has a question or opinion, used as the legit business terms or prevailing orthography of the last heading of the agenda for an official meeting like a board meeting?
Why can't it simply be "Others" or "All Others," which I THINK I've seen a lot?