Space bar -or- Spacebar

Subject: Space bar -or- Spacebar
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 16:33:56 -0400

I just looked at Google ngrams...


https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=space+
bar%2C+spacebar&year_start=1950&year_end=2018&corpus=15&
smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cspace%20bar%3B%2Cc0%
3B.t1%3B%2Cspacebar%3B%2Cc0

Spacebar has it at the moment

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On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 4:27 PM, Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 4:02 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > And what is your citation?
> >
> > Thanks
>
> I like spacebar because having both space and bar in one word leaves
> less opportunity for the reader to assign random weight to either word
> and head off down the path of misunderstanding. No cite; that's just
> my own thinking. Scanning through google results seems to indicate
> that both ways are heavily used.
>
> I'm sure that someone will be along soon to offer something more
> authoritative. ;-)
>
> Bob
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