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Today's Poll: 05/24/2015

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How many spaces do you put after a period when you type? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
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stiggity
on 05/24/15
62% of people are wrong. It is suppose to be two spaces.
PrettyEvil
on 05/24/15
Only if you're using a typerwriter.

I think you meant 33% of people are somehow getting internet on a typewriter. Or need to get with the times.
amberflashing
on 05/24/15
Meloveply and 2 others liked this  
Typing rules call for two spaces.
tangodoodles
on 05/24/15
Only on typewriters, this rule doesn't apply to computers which is what 99% of us type on.
tangodoodles
on 05/24/15
The two spaces after a period rule originated when typewriters were used because the spacing of the text would make sentences with only one space between them look too crowded. Now that we use computers, the two space rule is rendered pointless as one space is properly formatted so as not to look too crowded. I've read several articles that say that the consensus among experts is that the new rule is a one space rule and putting two spaces is a violation of that rule. My parents still do two spaces because that's how they were taught when they took typing classes on typewriters. But this two space habit that some people have is just totally out of date and unnecessary. Get with the times, two spacers!
PokeDanny10
on 05/24/15
saphires9 and 4 others liked this  
Why, why would you put two spaces?
finshark
on 05/24/15
Yes, it is old style. I learned that way. I forgot about it. I guess it has been many years. :)
PrettyEvil
on 05/24/15
finshark liked this  
It has to do with really, really old typesetters. They would use a standard size space for spaces between words then a larger space for spaces between sentences. When typewriters rolled around people mimicked this look by double spacing after a period.

We no longer need it with computers because fonts have advanced and space things properly on their own.

Basically, those who still use a double space are generally older, or had this lesson hammered into them by someone older who refused to update with technology.
purelightkc
on 05/24/15
was taught that in school... emphasizing the end of a thought
purelightkc
on 05/24/15
also makes for easier reading
discovolante
on 05/24/15
Because we learned how to type properly.
PrettyEvil
on 05/24/15
According to most writing style manuals, it's actually not proper to use two spaces after a period.

Talking down to people is plain rude. And it makes you look silly when you're also wrong.
framboise2u
on 05/24/15
Meloveply and 3 others liked this  
Back in the day (for us old people) we were taught to use 2 spaces after a period.
finshark
on 05/24/15
I'm with you, but I forgot that is how we did it. Until Swagbucks reminded me of it. Thanks for the memories Swagbucks. :)
majormanafemale
on 05/24/15
Exactly my thoughts.
zephyr359
on 05/24/15
It depends.
For work or school related documents 2.
For texting or commenting on SB/online 1.
spirdeman
on 05/24/15
Two spaces look so much neater...
sdmitch16
on 05/24/15
Depends on my feelings at the time
shmoopie
on 05/24/15
saphires9 liked this  
I use a whole lot of them because they're free!
blueeyedbat72
on 05/24/15
XoPumpkinn and 5 others liked this  
When I took a typing class, we were taught to put 2 spaces after a period.
kaharchis
on 05/24/15
Exactly!
Eamonn1963
on 05/24/15
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Meloveply
on 05/24/15
Lol
ArtChemist
on 05/24/15
3
RenRei00
on 05/24/15
zephyr359 and 2 others liked this  
over 9000 spaces!

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