Life--NOT Godliness

Found a few weeks ago at My Favorite Thrift Store.
WHO knew? (I suppose ALL of you youngsters!) I just learned this very morning that it is no longer considered proper to leave two spaces following end-sentence-punctuation. One space is now all that's necessary. I have been practicing the two space rule from the time I learned typing in a high school typing class.  It has been reinforced by countless term paper writings and various contract writing assignments I've had throughout the years.

This is going to be a VERY difficult habit to break. It's FAR worse than writing "2012" instead of "2011" the first few weeks of the new year.

For anyone who doubts as I did, you can google it and find out the rationale. I'm just sorry I didn't learn about this sooner. Imagine all the spaces I could have saved...

I'm classifying this as a matter of life. NOT godliness!
What ELSE have I missed? 
Your help will be much appreciated.

16 comments:

  1. Rebecca, I had NO idea either! At this point, I'm not even sure that I am willing to try to change this long-ingrained habit.
    To answer your question "What else have I missed?"...I have no idea about that either, because I miss a lot. In my own little world, I suppose. Sigh...
    Your snow pictures were beautiful...and I love the old hymn that you chose to accompany them. Oh, I do SO love the old hymns! Weekend blessings to you...

    P.S. I have had difficulty commenting...getting a white screen when I do. Hopefully this will go through. By any chance, are you using the new blogger interface?

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    1. I've done nothing differently blog-wise (that I know of), Cheryl. I'm not sure how/when I started getting this "reply/delete" feature in my comment section though. Wonder if that's related to the trouble some people are having. Wonder how many others are having difficulty getting through....

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    2. Rebecca, I don't know...I am so technologically-challenged! But I have been unable to return to the comment section without a big white screen...until just now (tried several times yesterday). I only have heard that the new "reply/delete" feature is giving some trouble on other blogs, and so I just wondered. It is all a mystery to me. :-)

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  2. The reason that changed is because of the advancement to computers from typewriters. If those two spaces came at the end of a line at just the right spot, one of those spaces were at the end of the previous line but then the next line would start with a space making the left margin uneven. Now you know the rest of the story--- . Where have I heard that before? Paul Harvey, the great.

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  3. I'm not sure I like all this new stuff. Texting & Twitter have wrecked havoc with the rules of English composition. The thing that I dislike most is how many people no longer capitalize anything. Sentences just seem to run together.

    I think I'll rebel and continue putting two spaces between sentences.

    Ah, progress ... if that's what it is.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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    1. I've been guilty of that capitalization thing now and then (like in my "thrifty blog" LOL). Do you remember e.e.cummings (the poet of "our" generation)?

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  4. I had not the slightest clue either.:) I don't think I'll change though. Two spaces please me more than one does.:)

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  5. I STILL do the two spaces too! Old habits are hard to break, but I notice the computer corrects it for me most times anyway. I have FINALLY stopped indenting for a new paragraph though and just skip an extra line instead! So I guess you can teach an old dog a few new tricks!

    The thing I can't get used to at all is the shortened computer language and abbreviations! The kids think I'm nuts when I type "hahahahahahahahahahahaha!" if I think something is really funny instead of typing "lol" ~ I tell them that I think my "ha-ha's" make more of a statement!

    Blessed Sunday!
    Love and Prayers,
    Eileen

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  6. I actually only found out recently too. Oh well. I think we can do whatever we want these days.
    I have readers telling me they can't comment on my blog either. I can get no satisfaction when trying to get answers about it.

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  7. Most days I am lucky to have two thoughts that relate to one another. My typing skills are non-existent and I have forgotten all grammatical and punctuation rules. I can't care.Two spaces or none, I won't notice. It is your content I adore.

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  8. I had no clue, and since I didn't notice before, I probably won't next time. ~smile, I am here for your content, which is always so rich, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  9. I wish I could tell you what else you may be missing, but I'm probably missing it too. . . . ... .

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  10. Your blog info was news to me! (And I just automatically added the double spacing after that sentence, but went back and deleted one.) Change, like using Google Chrome is often difficult for me, so maybe I will change to the one space and then maybe I won't. What I need to learn to control are my ellipses.................... I have so very many unfinished thoughts. Grammar, punctuation, new dogs old tricks vs. old dogs with new tricks.<>

    It is all about content, and that is why I visit.

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    1. Tamara. I'm all about ellipses myself...

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  11. Mmm, well. I have always thought that two spaces looked better myself. I usually do one space for comments to save time but two spaces for posting because I think it looks better, silly me!!!!!
    I say use as many spaces as you like, we'll still all read your posts! Love Ya! Di ♥

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  12. I knew... but that's only because of my recent work with publication. It doesn't take long to break, and really, who cares if you do?

    peace~elaine

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