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Pet peeve post time

Ok, let’s make this clear. It is never OK to put two spaces after a full stop. Period.

Never ever.

My mum does it, my sister does it, my CEO does it, my husband does it. My dog would do it if her smart phone had a space bar (and if I had a dog)!

Farhad Manjoo sums up the history of this niggler in his brilliant post Space Invaders.

The double space harks back to olden times when printing presses were new and shiny (and illlegal) and typesetters were pressed to allow for the uneven width of particular letters.

Those days are over, man!


About Jane McKay @janemckaycomms

I’m Jane. I write. I design. I create. In 2009, following a tree-change to sunny East Gippsland, I realised a dream and started my own business through which I have freelanced my marketing services ever since. I understand that marketing your business can be overwhelming, overcomplicated and often overlooked. That’s why I’m here. With a range of expertise built on a Masters in Media and Communications and derived from more than 8 years’ industry experience working with small companies as well as large multi-nationals, I help businesses grow. A creative soul with a strong geek side, I combine my love of wordsmithing with an interest in all things design- and tech-related.The perfect combination of skills for my career in creative marketing.



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