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I am currently writing a fan fiction on Wattpad. The characters meet because they are all employed by the same underground wrestling federation. Should I capitalize the names of wrestling moves, holds, and attacks (e.g., Boston Crab, Camel Clutch, Piledriver, Backbreaker) even if the individual components are not proper nouns?

  • Have you looked up other questions about capitalization on this site? They will probably answer your question. – Azor Ahai Nov 21 '16 at 22:47
  • I think only the promoters capitalize on wrestling. – Hot Licks Nov 21 '16 at 23:47
  • Welcome to ELU Stack Exchange. I would look up the terms on a site that has wrestling terminology and see if they are capitalized on the site. Or, if they are fictional moves, do a Google search and look at whether the examples are capitalizes. This is research you should do before you ask the question, then cite in your question. Please check out the help topic on how to ask a good question for more info. – Katherine Lockwood Nov 22 '16 at 0:44
  • Okay, thanks! @KatherineLockwood yeah I'm new so I'll delete this question – user206959 Nov 22 '16 at 0:45
  • You don't need to delete it if you do some research, hit a dead end, then edit your question to add what you've learned/not learned. Good luck with the fic! – Katherine Lockwood Nov 22 '16 at 0:46

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