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Should First Lady be capped in all references?

•I spoke with the First Lady, Michelle Obama. •Do you want to speak with the First Lady? •Former First Lady Barbara Bush attended the ceremony.

And what about the First Couple and the First Kids?

•The First Couple [Barack and Michelle] arrived in Washington.

•The First Kids [Barack and Michelle's kids] arrived with their parents.

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possible duplicate of Should ‘Ground Zero’ (site of old World Trade Center) be capped in all references? (they're both "proper nouns" so they're both capitalised) –  FumbleFingers Feb 26 at 4:28
    
No, not always. See the definition(s) in a good dictionary. –  Kris Feb 26 at 7:04
    
Good luck looking up "First Couple" and "First Kids" in a dictionary. Even with "First Lady", I'm not sure it's always capitalized; certainly, in historical usage it wasn't always. –  Marthaª Feb 27 at 1:06

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If you use it like a title, capitalize it. If you don't like that, don't use it at all! First Kids. Good Lord.

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And, if you don't use it as a title, don't! The first lady off the boat doesn't get any special honors! And, I agree First Kids is a bridge too far! –  David M Feb 26 at 17:56

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