a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

Once space, not two.

I'm so monumentally guilty of two spaces that it's funny to me for me to post this.

"Space Invaders: Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period." By Farhad Manjoo

Can I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong.

And yet people who use two spaces are everywhere, their ugly error crossing every social boundary of class, education, and taste.* You'd expect, for instance, that anyone savvy enough to read Slate would know the proper rules of typing, but you'd be wrong; every third e-mail I get from readers includes the two-space error...
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