Maybe you guys can help me. I’ve been having a grammar
feud discussion with a friend of mine, and I don’t want to get into naming names, so let’s call her Blori.
So it all erupted when we started discussing – and I mean, how many of us don’t talk about this every day – in printed documents, how many spaces go after a period. One or two?
Now, before she shed her mortal coil and joined the angels and Baby Jesus in heaven, saintly Sister Cephas instructed me: “Dear little Steve, always use two spaces after a period.” To which I replied, “Yes, Sister.” – and happily went about the rest of my education using two spaces in righteousness.
Now imagine my surprise when Blori ranted the other day (you could practically smell the bile, or maybe that was sulphur, hmmm?), “There is only ONE SPACE after a sentence!”
And so, dear readers, I ask you to vote – how many spaces should be placed after a sentence?
(And remember, Baby Jesus and Sister Cephas are watching…)