I am guilty of the double space

I just didn’t know.

After reading a recent article in Slate, I learned that I am making a huge mistake possibly hundreds of times everyday. Until this very blog post, I always put two spaces after a sentence. I remember someone, probably a teacher telling me it was the ‘right’ thing to do.  Now I wish I remembered what teacher so that I could write them a letter with one space after a period and tell them what’s what. Eek. I just did it again and had to backspace.

If you are interested in reading the article, here it is. Thank you for your patience as I attempt to correct this apparently bad habit.

If I’ve offended you with my double spacing after a period, please accept my sincere apologies. I am working on it. I promise.

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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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3 Responses to I am guilty of the double space

  1. Marilyn Cukier says:

    Hello Ellie,
    I have been a 2-space girl all of my life. Thanks for putting me straight!

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  3. Larry Kaufman says:

    In the days of typewriters — anybody remember typewriters? — 2 spaces was what we were taught. I’m not sure why the word processing era brought in the 1 space protocol; but I find it interesting that MS Word does not alert to Extra Space when I do it the old way.

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