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Old 11-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #3861
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oooh, everything about this company's way of operating is a great big outrage!
even makes MY blood boil! underhanded, sleazy, reprehensible jack__s! way to go, zhizara--give 'em heck! although, it might be a difficult task--shaming the shameless....
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #3862
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By the time I finished checking the new posts here, I had a reply from them and a way to cancel the renewal.

Upon thinking (I know, dangerous activity), I think they use the one hour deadline to get a response right away. It worked.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #3863
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I just found out that only one space belongs after a period, not two. Ugh. I've been doing it wrong my entire life!! Whatever teacher taught me that should go chew on a typewriter. Grr. Back to homework. Seems like I would rather do just about anything else lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:20 AM   #3864
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I just found out that only one space belongs after a period, not two. Ugh. I've been doing it wrong my entire life!! Whatever teacher taught me that should go chew on a typewriter. Grr. Back to homework. Seems like I would rather do just about anything else lol
No, you weren't taught incorrectly, Skittle. That's the way I was taught, way back when. It's only been very recently that that "rule" has changed.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:35 AM   #3865
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No, you weren't taught incorrectly, Skittle. That's the way I was taught, way back when. It's only been very recently that that "rule" has changed.
A single space has been standard since 1950 when the font is proportional. Two spaces is acceptable on a typewriter, or with a font that uses the same amount of space for a skinny letter (I) as a thicker letter (W), because all the open space makes it harder to distinguish between sentences. Hitting that space bar twice is a hard habit to break- I keep having to go back and correct it lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:36 AM   #3866
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I just found out that only one space belongs after a period, not two. Ugh. I've been doing it wrong my entire life!! Whatever teacher taught me that should go chew on a typewriter. Grr. Back to homework. Seems like I would rather do just about anything else lol
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No, you weren't taught incorrectly, Skittle. That's the way I was taught, way back when. It's only been very recently that that "rule" has changed.
Yep, Katie is right. When I took typing in junior high we were taught to always put one space after a comma and two after a period (and all end punctuation marks).
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #3867
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that two-space after a period rule is still a habit with me when i type. my computer "corrects" my text by adjusting the double space to single. am i anal for being mildly annoyed at that? what bothers me even more though, are all the changes in word spellings that have been made in recent years. my way of spelling many words is now considered to be an 'alternate', or worse yet, 'archaic' spelling---sheesh!!

d'ya see what i'm saying? i double-spaced after every period in my post--am doing it right now too....
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:16 AM   #3868
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A single space has been standard since 1950 when the font is proportional. Two spaces is acceptable on a typewriter, or with a font that uses the same amount of space for a skinny letter (I) as a thicker letter (W), because all the open space makes it harder to distinguish between sentences. Hitting that space bar twice is a hard habit to break- I keep having to go back and correct it lol
Me too. Two spaces at the end of a sentence. I never bother to correct that to one because I don't write anywhere it's a problem. I don't think most people notice.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:45 AM   #3869
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I learned to type in 1962. I learned to put two spaces, since the typewriters at that time had fixed width font. I don't remember how long ago I switched to single space after punctuation.

I was also taught to indent paragraphs and not to leave a blank line, except for business letters. Just about all of us got used to doing that.

And Andy, if you ever do need to write something where someone cares if it is one space, you can always "search and replace" the two spaces to one.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #3870
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Me too. Two spaces at the end of a sentence. I never bother to correct that to one because I don't write anywhere it's a problem. I don't think most people notice.
I am just anal. Even though most people don't care one way or the other, I care. My iPhone does one space for me even though I hit the space bar twice, so that's why my posts on here are all correct lol.
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