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“vor Kurzem” with capital “K”

Noch vor Kurzem sollte hier ... Why is "Kurzem" written with a capital "K"? How can it function as a noun here, and can we use the same structure with other adjectives (e.g., "vor Langem")? ...
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Is this the correct way to spell the slang term for 'toilet' in German — 'Scheißehaus'?

I'm after a particular slang term for 'toilet' in German but I'm not sure of the spelling of it. I think it's Scheißehaus. If this is the correct term, should it be written as one word, two words or ...
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When are noun abbreviations written in capitals?

Some noun abbreviations seem to be written completely in capitals, while others only begin with a capital. Abb. (Abbildung) Bhf. (Bahnhof) Jh. (Jahrhundert) EL (Esslöffel) AKW (Atomkraftwerk) PLZ ...
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Groß-Kleinschreibung bei getrennten Hauptworten

Bitte versuchen Sie es mit einem anderen Suchbegriff oder -kriterium erneut. "-kriterium" steht hier für "Suchkriterium", also wäre mein Reflex das "k" kleinzuschreiben, ganz so, als ob man das ...
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What is the origin of the rules about the capitalization of the first letter of each noun?

To my knowledge, German is the only language which capitalize the first letter of each of its nouns. Why is there such a rule? Meines Wissens ist Deutsch die einzige Sprache, in der der erste ...