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Just because Word doesn't complain, doesn't make it right. I cringe (inwardly when I remember, sometimes it's obvious) when people say "Fred and me did..." etc. I was always taught (both at home and at school) that if you were unsure whether to use "me" or "I" then just take out other person (no, not hire a hit-man) and if it sounds wrong, then it is.
Two spaces is also what I learned in typing class. It's a hard habit to break, but I'm slowly getting there. When it matters, I try to remember to search for ". " before submitting. (Had to insert non-breaking spaces there!)
Double space is how I was taught to type in school. I purposefully taught myself to use only one space since then though. In my opinion it looks better with computer text since we don't have the same issues that typewriters had.
I was taught to type in 8th grade (roughly 12-13 year olds). With real genuine typewriters.
TWO SPACES AFTER A PERIOD . . . . period!
This dropping down to one? Just another concession to texting where it's now too difficult to spell out real words, let alone use proper punctuation or spacing. Or has the world gone HTML even in real life?
Are submissions to be handled as articles sharing intellectual capital or tweets?
so much ends up as HTML at some point completely, um, pointless
There's a widget I made - it randomly shows one of about 2700 "witty quotes". Before display, each quote is parsed and the spacing is fixed - which in particular includes that after a period there are a space and an & nbsp so that it looks presentable.
Your logic, for some reason eludes me:
I use two spaces. But I do them in a really small font so it only looks like one.
So you do two only when it looks like on ? ? ? ? Freakin' weird. Or are you doing it, in reality, because you know it is more readable and so phrase your stated reason to bow to peer pressure?
Waste of space? This was even more important when one used paper and an inked ribbon. Inside a text file, especially with storage space as cheap as it is, it is even less of a waste as readability is (supposed to be) important.
Single Space? A manifestation of the shortening attention span. Dumbing down know's no limits.
The statement about two spaces was a joke. (As clarified in my next line). I try and avoid bowing to peer pressure, so that definitely wouldn't be the reason. And as for readability, I don't find two spaces after a full stop more readable. Indeed, when I see it it interrupts my flow of reading, as I usually stop and ask myself "why the *&*$*#* did they put two spaces in there? I guess the time may come when my eyesight is too poor to spot a single full stop and the extra space will be a visual clue. I'm not there yet.
This has about caused a fight in my house hold on a few occasions. I cannot not type a double space after a period. Herself who is in communications and public relations just about has a cow once every 6 months or so when she sees some memo or something I have typed that has been distributed inside my company. I am trying but I am way past 40 and to be frank I don't care that much.
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