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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    So they actually teach kids in English/grammar/ELA classes to only use one space after periods now? I doubt that.
    Idk what the kids are doing these days, but they taught me two spaces.

    Assuming that kids aren't typing in fucking Inconsolata, it should be single space. There are very few occasions where any monospacing would be used.

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    I learned how to type in school in 1994. At no point were we told to do either a single or a double space, so we just did single spaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    Idk what the kids are doing these days, but they taught me two spaces.


    Assuming that kids aren't typing in fucking Inconsolata, it should be single space. There are very few occasions where any monospacing would be used.

    Whether you think it looks childish or not, I am pretty sure American English grammar is two spaces after a period. I'll have my wife ask her coworkers who teach English/ELA/grammar/typing just to be sure. If its not the way its taught anymore, well, I'll continue to keep doing two because that is what I was taught and its second nature. Although, I did notice long ago that whenever you do the "double space makes a period" shortcut on an iphone it only produced one space after the period. I've always wondered why that was the case, so, maybe you're right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    Whether you think it looks childish or not, I am pretty sure American English grammar is two spaces after a period. I'll have my wife ask her coworkers who teach English/ELA/grammar/typing just to be sure. If its not the way its taught anymore, well, I'll continue to keep doing two because that is what I was taught and its second nature. Although, I did notice long ago that whenever you do the "double space makes a period" shortcut on an iphone it only produced one space after the period. I've always wondered why that was the case, so, maybe you're right?
    Two spaces is not a grammar issue, it's literally because of monospaced text and printing. I've taught writing too, you don't need to ask them lol. AP Style, Chicago and MLA all recommend one space. I think APA still uses two spaces, but APA is really only used in academia.

    Ultimately, it's a style choice more than anything, but the two-space rule is absolutely outdated.

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    I'm pretty sure how spacing is taught now is entirely at the discretion of who's teaching it. I had a conversation on it a couple of days ago with a few of my buddies. Two of us grew up learning about double spacing after a period while two of us didn't. We're all in college. I'd say double spacing is far from standard.

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    Well then I stand corrected.

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    back on topic: calling operator for an emergency breakthrough

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    Wow, ok. Totally forgot about that.
    How about *69 to find out who called, but also *67 to block your number!
    LGR!

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    The sound a landline makes when left off the base for too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyb™ View Post
    Wow, ok. Totally forgot about that.
    How about *69 to find out who called, but also *67 to block your number!
    *67 is still used. I used it myself couple of days ago

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    No shit, that's funny.
    LGR!

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    lol...how else is there to hide your number?

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