A Hard Habit to Break?
Out With The Old, In With The New
I'm not sure, maybe it's just people my age and older that this will affect - I'm not sure what they teach in schools these days? But it will affect some of us I'm sure and I'm not entirely sure I can break the habit?
I'm not good at breaking habits - there are several habits I wish I could break but over the years I've tried and sometimes I have to just admit defeat and concede that the habit just needs to remain. But this one is so automatic, I don't even think about it. In fact, my thumb just does it without thinking. Does yours?
Look at your thumb, on your right hand (or left, if you're left-handed) and ask yourself, can I control it. Can I stop it doing it's thing? Can I halve it's activity?
OK, enough now - I'm just trying to lengthen this blog as otherwise it would have been incredibly short LOL!
Some of you may have seen the announcement and it may not bother you but I'm a person who doesn't like grammatical errors - it drives me nuts if I see it in a presentation whilst doing my day job, or on a poster somewhere. Anyway, I think this announcement is going to cause my posts to have grammatical errors all over the place.
No more double space after a full stop (or period). What?!
I know this argument has been going on for years but it's always been that two spaces are put after a full stop (period) so that you can clearly see it's the end of the sentence. Some argue that two spaces is totally and completely wrong and it seems that one of the big powerhouses now agrees.
This came about years ago, way back when old typewriters were used and the typists used two spaces to clearly define the end of a sentence and make the paragraph more visually appealing and clear. Over the years this is one of those things that has never clearly been changed or it's necessity clarified.
Well now Microsoft has defined the way forward.
It has so far been rolled out to desktop versions only, but if you put in a double space after the full stop (period) it will show up as an error. This is likely to be rolling out to all users very soon and then it will be official. But fear not.....
If you feel like you have to have the two spaces there is something that you can do - every single time the error shows up! Hmm! If you right click on the error it will give you some options. You can then click to ignore the issue. Or you can view every grammatically incorrect space at the end of the document and the software will mark and remove the offensive additional space that your thumb automatically put in.
I am a fast typist and once I get going smoke could come off the keyboard LOL - and part of that typing is my thumb automatically double taps at the end of the sentence. There is absolutely nothing I can do about it. It's as natural as breathing and there will be no changing it. But seeing all of those grammatical errors being highlighted is, without question, going to drive me insane!
Will this affect you? What are your thoughts? One space or two?
Hope you're all having a great day and keeping safe and well.