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Typists (on typewriters) use two spaces after the period. Those who use the
PC or word processor use one space after the period.
I don't think it has anything to do with being trendy, but rather that the
rules change for each medium/tool.
From: Judy Silvasi-Patchin [mailto:jspatchi -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM]
Sent: Monday, July 26, 1999 7:09 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Grammatical Sasquatch? Re: Grammatical foot in big mouth
Could it be that the number of spaces between sentences tends to depict the
amount of hot air put into the document? (; D
At 03:24 PM 7/26/99 -0700, Barry Kieffer wrote:
>> Marilynne <who votes with the conservatives> wrote:
>> * Those who follow the modern trend say one space after a period
>> * Those who are conservatives say two spaces after a period
>> The way I see it, you either follow your company's style guide or your
>That is not completely true Marilynne: There are three possibilities.
>1. The cool and trendy modern people (like me) who live in the here and now
>use one space.
>2. The stodgy pre-Victorian stuck-in-the-mud conservatives use the
>pre-printing press old-time rule of two spaces.
>3. Follow your passions. Do what I do: use THREE SPACES!
>That makes me more hip and trendy then anyone else.
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