RE: Space bar -or- Spacebar

Subject: RE: Space bar -or- Spacebar
From: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: "Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com" <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 12:35:29 +0000

Merriam-Webster still has space bar. But, you're right, compounds tend to come together eventually. The one argument for leaving the space in space bar is, well, the space.

tims

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Subject: RE: Space bar -or- Spacebar

One of the constants of the English language is that hyphens and spaces between commonly linked pairs of words tend to disappear over time. "Space bar" was always headed for "spacebar". Probably futile to fight it.

-B.Henderson

-----Original Message----- From: Gene Kim-Eng

The patent for the earliest QWERTY typewriters and the documentation for
the original IBM PC keyboard (the layout that is still standard today
for most full sized computer keyboards) both use "space bar."

Gene Kim-Eng

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References:
Space bar -or- Spacebar: From: Chris Morton
Re: Space bar -or- Spacebar: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Space bar -or- Spacebar: From: Brian.Henderson

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