One Space Will Do

May 10, 2013

In a previous post, I bemoaned the missing space.

Having been taught at an early age that a sentence ends with two spaces, I was critical about the lack of respect two spacers get.

While I received some support on the Boston PR Professionals LinkedIn discussion group, many seemed to imply that perhaps the extra space was between my ears.

Well, I’m a bit of a traditionalist and I wasn’t about to give up on that second space – but it was pointed out that the AP Stylebook now says that sentences should end with one space.

The Horror!

Faced with giving up on two spaces or violating the AP Stylebook, I guess I’m going to have to write one sentence paragraphs from now on.


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