last week, as i was watching "are you smarter than a fifth grader?", they put a sentence up on the board and asked how many proper nouns were in the sentence. sheeeeesh! i had no idea. i kept wondering what is the difference between a pronoun and a proper noun...
any of a small set of words in a language that are used as substitutes for nouns or noun phrases and whose referents are named or understood in the context
a noun that designates a particular being or thing, does not take a limiting modifier, and is usually capitalized in English —called also proper name
well, now i know. and now you know, right? and that makes us smarter that those pesky little fifth graders.
ps. i hate that show.