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Subject:Re: Spaces after periods 'n such From:Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 29 Oct 2010 17:33:11 -0400
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:
> Exactly right. The only reason that "this discussion comes up frequently" is because, no matter how overwhelming the evidence and impeccable the logic on the other side, the proponents of two spaces refuse to acknowledge that they're wrong, repent, and mend their ways.
What is irritating about this topic (and this thread in particular) is
the sanctimonious tone that people are taking. The OP on this thread
(at least in my G-mail inbox) was a proponent of single spaces, who
then went on to jump down the throat of Lauren when she essentially
said, "I do what the style guide calls for." Did I miss the post
where someone said that double spaces were correct? Really, must
everyone be so insulting about this? It's one little empty space for
crying out loud.
I type two spaces not because I think it's the right thing to do, but
because I've got a couple decades of muscle memory that I'm just not
going to fight against. Spell check catches and corrects my extra
spaces. And I can live with that. Y'all can stop flinging around
nasty names for double spacers any time now. I'm starting to develop
a complex over here. =(
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