I am sitting at my desk, nerding out.
I was recently informed of a new rule of punctuation. Because of “kerning” (the automatic spacing of letters using their shape/size,) I learned that the need for two spaces following a period is obsolete. I found some good, fast articles about it:
Kerning sounds very sexy:
Wiki-P had a good explanation, but whenever I read Wikipedia anymore, I always think of the 30 Rock episode where Jenna plays “Jackie Jormp-Jomp” (in the unlicensed biopic of Janis Joplin.) Frank writes funny lies on the Janis Wiki page, Jenna reads and belives all of it, and in an attempt at method acting, she walks around for a chunk of the episode drinking: “buttermilk, tequila, cherry juice. ” Lots of it.
I imagine the wasted people, angry people, & mischievous people: all filling in Wikipedia definitions with… whatever. I like Wiki. It is a good reference for other legitimate sources. But who knows who writes it, really?
Always consider the source.
So, now there is one space after a period in a sentence. When in the fried-chicken did that happen? It is still acceptable to have two spaces, but really, when did this happen? Was there a vote? How and when is this figured out? Is it just the same group of bored guys that decide to arbitrarily change things, like: grammar; one-way city streets; the money, the price of stamps, etc. just to mix things up? Is it a secret society of men somewhere?
I don’t know. The half space actually makes more space on the page. That is interesting.
Weather you use one space or two, hope yr enjoying the weather, rain, heat or cool.