Post by Fenny
On Thu, 30 May 2019 05:40:12 +0100, Sid Nuncius
Post by Sid Nuncius
Is that me? I always put a double space after a full stop, but I do it
manually (i.e. by pressing the space bar twice) because that's the way I
like to set out my typing. I'd be interested to know whether it's
causing any problems.
Double spaces are correct. I always use them.
(Red rag ...) They're neither correct nor incorrect. There was a time
when their use was indeed taught, but on the whole it isn't now (and
that isn't just a decline in standards, the practice has actually
changed such that a single space after a dot is no linger incorrect.
Grammar and punctuation rules do change, much as word meanings (and
spellings, and pronunciation) do, much as we hate it. (Mind you,
"nucular" still irritates me greatly - unless nucules are the subject,
and I've never heard such a context.) To give an example: abbreviations
used to be done thus U. M. R. A., then U.M.R.A. (with the final dot
sometimes omitted), and now almost universally UMRA.
An interesting wrinkle I've noticed recently is the use of capital
letters in place of quotes - which I'm not sure is a Good Idea (see what
I did there? [And that wasn't a good example as it didn't need quotes
anyway.]), but have caught myself using it occasionally.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
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