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As I'm sure you've all seen previously, it's time for that kind of discussion again, hah. Do we have any official sources that use the word "Alicorn" in writing, or do we only have sources that are spoken? To my knowledge, I can't think of any written sources that use it.  Food 25px-Surprise.png  23:10, February 25, 2013 (UTC)

"Alicorn" seems neater than "alicorn". That's all I have to say. The Americanized Brony01:33, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
Closed captions on iTunes use "alicorn". Also, I'm sure there are a couple sources talking about alicorns. We would just have to find them. FANMADE Pinkie portal front by blackgryph0n-d3f93p8Lord of Shadows Words mean nothing!FANMADE Pinkie portal back by blackgryph0n-d3f93p8 02:55, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
Weren't closed captions agreed to not be considered official because they're done by a third party? 66.87.122.170 04:21, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
We used to rely on closed captions, but they've proven unreliable for the spelling of Big McIntosh, Princess Cadance, and Fancypants. I'd hesitate to trust them for spelling. –Throwy 16:54, February 28, 2013 (UTC)
I guess, since it's race name, it should be written in lower case. However, on January 29th M.A. Larson himself wrote in his tweet an Alicorn in bigger case, even though lower case would be used in this place under normal circumstances:
"Just tried to buy some dog food and the guy turned into an Alicorn. WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING?" The underline is mine. Oh, BTW, how do I make permalinks for tweets? Vengir (talk) 07:45, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
Click the date in the top-right (or just copy the link location). It looks like Larson capitalizes it consistently. Also, I think Pegasi and Crystal Ponies are similar situations, but I forget the details for those. Anyway, Larson would be a more primary source than captions are so that seems sufficient for now. ~Bobogoobo (talk) Lyra_speaks_S2E25.png 20:46, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
"Pegasus" is capitalized by almost all official sources, so the plural form of it is therefore capitalized on the wiki (I assume because of the word's roots in mythology). "Earth" is capitalized for some unknown reason, I assume the same reason that it's capitalized in everyday literature, but I honestly don't know why that is. "Unicorn" is not capitalized by many official sources, as shown in the previous forum concerning capitalization. Crystal Ponies, I honestly haven't seen used in any official sources. I'm sure if we dug through the writers' Twitter feeds far enough back, we could find something.  Food 25px-Surprise.png  23:44, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
Alicorn is capitalized because M A Larson capitalizes it. I wish he wouldn't. –Throwy 16:48, February 28, 2013 (UTC)
Oh god. Alicorn? Maybe M.A. Larson capitalizes it to make alicorn stand out. I really wish he wouldn't do that, it makes me think that alicorns aren't even ponies, they're some kind of weird or special pony, and some kind of important pony that we're supposed to focus on more then just regular old ponies.. It makes me and probably some other people uncomfortable for some reason. :/ This is just my opinion about the capitalization of "alicorn." ( ._.)
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In reality, "unicorn" is the only type of pony that isn't capitalized.  Food 25px-Surprise.png  12:49, March 1, 2013 (UTC)

Well, I know this is unrelated to what you´re all talking about, but I tend to type Alicorn/alicorn in both ways. I´ve always typed them both ways when I post comments, it just depends what I feel like typing to others. FlameStar101 (talk) 13:11, March 1, 2013 (UTC)

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