Bloom County 2019 by Berkeley Breathed for October 01, 2015

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    Randallw  about 6 years ago

    Until this strip I’d never even heard of the idea of two spaces after a full stop. I only had one year of learning to type because my schooling was in that vague period between things like slide rules and typewriters being ubiquitous, and using calculators and computers.

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    x_Tech  about 6 years ago

    When you post a comment here multiple spaces are reduced to one space. Not sure what that says about GoComics.

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    I love to see the guys go at it over the really big issues!

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    mdhutton1949  about 6 years ago

    Two spaces after a full stop (period) are only visually necessary when using a mono-space font e.g. Courier.

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    Bittermelon of Truth  about 6 years ago

    I can make a paragraph in the comments by inserting a p between carets (the greater than and less than signs).

    Like this.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I think there’s a setting in Word for that.

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    SkyFisher  about 6 years ago

    I was taught that, when typing an address, there should be two spaces between the state and the zip code. It’s very hard to break that habit, and I get criticized by people who proofread my letters.

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    mourdac Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Aren’t there 2 spaces after a colon?

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    peabodyboy  about 6 years ago

    I was taught to fire your pistol in the air to get the stagecoach to stop and pick you up when out on the lone prairie. Bur times have changed, so I don ’t do that any more.

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    jrankin1959  about 6 years ago

    Since when did Bloom County start a cable news channel?

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    eddi_tbh  about 6 years ago

    Nothing like a question that has no absolute answer to get the voters fired up. One alternative becomes the only true answer fot all real patriots and the rest are a Commie plot to destroy the Republic(ians).

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 6 years ago

    If formal, I use 2 spaces, informal, one or 2. How about cursive writing which no one could ever read!

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    texasl  about 6 years ago

    Let’s up the ante and take a stance concerning the Oxford Comma.

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    David Rickard Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I wanna know where Opus stands on the Department of Redundancy Department? And on the mine shaft gap with Russia?

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    Old Texan75  about 6 years ago

    I learned to type before electric typewriters became common. I never heard of the two spaces after a period, colon, or any other punctuation mark.

    What happened to the interrobang?

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    grainpaw  about 6 years ago

    Indenting paragraphs is an endangered species on computers, though magazines and newspapers still manage to do it.

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    Timothy Madigan Premium Member about 6 years ago

    2 spaces after a period or any other end of sentence punctuation.Oxford Commas are for people who either can’t construct sentences/paragraphs or don’t know when to use a colon.

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    Ricky Bennett  about 6 years ago

    I type two spaces after a period. If you’ve been married, you know that you need to be as far away from the wife’s period as you can get…

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Number me among the Antique Neanderthals. What else is new?

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    ThelmaWickwere Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Charter Member of the Antique Neanderthal Club. Two spaces is for the comfort of the reader (like paragraphs); one space is lazy and selfish, besides being just plain wrong. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

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    archipelago Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Even with newer proportional fonts, I find 2 spaces looks cleaner and is easier to read. Down with the 1-space morons! ;)

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    johngregor  about 6 years ago

    I think the problem can be solved through the liberal use of run-on sentences and by liberal I mean the other meaning of the word so please don’t think I’m being political even though I probably am so anyway my point is that periods are over-used to the point where they should probably be considered the 1% of punctuation and I really think run-on sentences solve the problem.

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    Ericacook  about 6 years ago

    Hay, I’m a liberal and I use two spaces. It makes it easier to read.

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    DutchUncle  almost 6 years ago

    That’s the way I learned to type on an electric typewriter in 9th grade. “Thus has it always been, thus shall it ever be.” But oddly enough, that’s how the early computer formatting programs also worked (though later versions of Runoff and TROFF made it a parameter), presumably because they were still formatting monospace type for people who had all been taught the same way. I have read various discussions about typography standards being one space, and understand the difference between proportional and monospace visual effects; OTOH I still find it clearer to have the period and the extra space. (Besides, I think book typography is wrong about double-justification; ragged-right would always be my preferred approach because the spacing is always consistent rather than differing from line to line. So appeal to that particular authority does not convince me.)

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