RE: Spaces after full stop

Subject: RE: Spaces after full stop
From: "Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
To: "'Combs, Richard'" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 18:53:47 -0700

> From: Combs, Richard
> Oh, you're talking about spaces! Well, the descriptivists would argue
> that there's no such thing as a "true" rule, there are only
> observations
> of what people are doing today. The prescriptivists would
> point to CMS,
> etc., and say those _are_ the true rules.

Oh. So the argument between one and two spaces is decided by a Hare? Haha.
Philosophy humor. Y'know Hare is a prescriptivist that thinks that true
statements are either descriptive or emotive. If the prescriptive rule is
that there is one space and the descriptivists argue there are two, then how
many spaces will an emotivist use? ...Oh never mind. That's prescriptivism,
or something.

I'm still using two spaces.



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