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I've moved this article from "I am a Dalek" to "I Am a Dalek" to reflect the capitalization as used on the cover of the book. 23skidoo 20:53, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

  • At some point after I did the move, someone reverted the move citing the grammatical correctness of "I am...". Regardless of this "I Am..." is how the title is shown on the cover and so we must use that version. It's no different, than, say, someone wanting to change The Pursuit of Happyness to The Pursuit of Happiness, or Inglourious Basterds to the properly spelled version. The way the book is branded will out. If it'll make anyone feel better, I added a note about the grammatical error in the Story Notes section, in case anyone thinks the "error" originated with us. 23skidoo 18:32, March 8, 2010 (UTC)
Except it's not an error, but a stylistic choice. At least in formal American English titling, verbs, no matter how small, are always capitalized in titles. It's only prepositions, conjunctions and articles which aren't captialized in titles (unless they're the first word of a title). As an American, I'd definitely say I Am a Dalek, is the capitalization I'd view as most correct for a book. Some British style guides also recommend this usage also, although admittedly the British do tend to prefer sentence case over title case. In any event, it's definitely not a grammatical error but merely a stylistic choice. See wikipedia:Title case#Headings and publication titles. CzechOut | 08:03, March 10, 2010 (UTC)
Although this site gives the cover with the upper case, other sites give it with the lower case, such as Wikipedia and the external links listed there. Doug86 08:45, March 10, 2010 (UTC)
Regardless... the book cover lists it very clearly as "I Am a Dalek", and that's what the article should read as. Who cares what Wikipedia chooses to use? Note: They also have a different cover. Look at it closely. -- sulfur 11:18, March 10, 2010 (UTC)
Does anyone actually have the book in front of them (or has passed a bookshop and can check?).
I've had a look around various sites, both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com both have covers using the 'I Am a Dalek format.
The Quick Reads website lists it as 'I am a Dalek', but the cover uses I Am a Dalek format. This image which has (what appears to be) a sticker with "Quick Reads Only £2.99", which I would assume is how it looked in the UK?
Could we take it to mean that the "I am a Dalek" was a proof cover and "I Am a Dalek" was the release cover? --Tangerineduel 12:52, March 10, 2010 (UTC)
I have the very printed book and its title is "I Am a Dalek". So I agree with the change of the title of the page.--HarveyWallbanger 12:12, June 13, 2016 (UTC)
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