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More on why we don’t need two spaces after a period anymore. At Word Wise. Also see, style guides at Grammar Girl.

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· comments [5] · 05-12-2008 · categories:technology ·

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Courtney // May 12, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Thank you! I have been fighting the two-spaces-after-a-period menace for about four years now, and no one ever believes me that it is totally unnecessary, and stylistically out of date.

  • 2 Ms. Pants // May 12, 2008 at 7:04 am

    I can’t help it man. I learned in high school before the internet was born. I also still use a comma before “and” when grouping three or more objects. (Red, blue, and green.) I still spell “judgement” that way. (Hey, you stupid firefox red line. It’s correct. Look it up on Dr. Dic.) I can’t help it. I’m old school. SO old school in fact, I can’t bring myself to type “skool” instead.

  • 3 Carolyn J. // May 12, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I’m still not drinking your Kool-Aid.

  • 4 michelle // May 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I’m one of those two-spacers as well. But in my defense, I learned to type on an electric typewriter, not a word-processor. So, I will two-space until I can no longer type. I can’t help it! In Blogger, however, I notice that they take the extra spaces out automatically. But really, I can’t be bothered to worry about it.

  • 5 Sarah // May 12, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks so much for letting us know about this. I’ve been typing this way for about 14 years so it’ll be a struggle to change, but I’ll try!

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