Recently I’ve become aware that I’m hopelessly out of date.
It’s my two space habit. You know, two spaces after each period. I’ve done it since 7th grade when I learned to type and am having trouble breaking the habit.
More and more I see editors and publishers aghast with the double space after the end of each sentence. While many say, it’s not exactly wrong, others feel it’s an abomination.
Copywriters, publishers, and designers agree - only one space, even in email.
Maybe I’ll make this my new year’s resolution. I just feel like there are so many other more important changes that I need to make.
How much do the double spaces bother you?
4 thoughts on “Single Space - My Struggle with Staying Current”
I’ve been a single-spacer my whole life. When forced, I would fight against the double space. As an editor and copywriter, it’s one extra thing I need to watch for. Give your thumbs a break and embrace the single space!
About as much as the newsies on the street corners shouting out the news. About as much as the ding at the end of the line when using a typewriter. About as much as waiting for the rotary dial phone to go back to the start and I can dial the next digit. Welcome to the 20th Century!
It doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, until you posted this, I though the double space was proper.
Don’t change a thing! I do it too! Be a rebel!
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