Talk:Tippecanoe And Tyler Too

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...uses actual campaign song lyrics... Could we get a reference for this?

Here you are: Just ignore the TMBG-related result. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:27, 14 Feb 2006 (CST)


Is anyone else seeing that the song name in the Song Info box thing is "Tippecannoe and Tyler Too"? I tried to edit it, but it says the 'A' is uppercase, so I can't do anything about it. -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 15:07, 30 June 2010

...uh. It's like that because the name of the song is "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too." "And" is traditionally in lowercase letters in titles. The page is called "Tippecanoe And Tyler Too" because on the wiki titles have capital letters for the first letters of words in every case. -Apollo. 16:05, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
My iTunes has it listed as Tippecanoe And Tyler Too. -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 17:07, 30 June 2010
OH OK NEVER MIND, iTunes is always right. They've never ever changed the word "supertaster" to "superstar" ever. If sarcasm isn't good enough for you though, the merch store lists it with a lowercase "a" here, though I don't think the merch store always labels things correctly. cough. -Apollo. 21:21, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
I imported it from the disk, I didn't buy it from iTunes. And yes, mine does say "supertaster". -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 22:06, 30 June 2010
You imported it from the disc, not disk. :]
As far as I can recall, the CDDB (utilized when ripping CDs into iTunes) automatically applies start case (row 2) to all words in song titles, which is incorrect. "And" should not be capitalized in the middle of a title, period—proper title case denotes the "capitalization of all words, except for articles, prepositions, and conjunctions".
I implemented a fix of my own into song pages some time ago, so that titles display properly for the most part (regardless of whether or not they're capitalized in the source). That's why you see "and" not being capitalized. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 05:11, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Okay, that makes sense, I guess. I don't think my iTunes always does that, I have songs with lowercase "and"s, "of"s, and "the"s. But I guess we'll just leave it as is. -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 13:07, 1 July 2010 (UTC)