proper punctuation

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Alex MacDonald, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Double spacing after end of sentence punctuation and colons went out with the advent of computers and non-monotype. Double spacing is still appropriate when using monotype fonts, however, such as Courier New. That said, I have a hard time breaking my double spacing habits because I learned to type on IBM selectric and continued using these machines during my time as a legal assistant. This was many years ago, but I have a hard time with old habits that are so engrained.

    When is or was triple spacing ever appropriate? I've never used it.
     
  2. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    C'mon, Alex, this years "One Word Contest" has gone on for 48 freakin' pages! We have bigger problems than punctuation!
     
  3. Mountain Man

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    It is, in fact, a sentence by all linguistic criteria. Your argument is that it's an independent clause, which could theoretically be separated by either a comma or a period.
     
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    Can somebody explain what the hell the "One Word Contest" is, and how you win. This seems as good a thread as any to do it in.
     
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    I think this issue is now a dead horse. This should be locked up. Where is a Mod when you need one.
     
  6. Lugan

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    I like burled maple spacers with dark reel seat hardware, but dark wood spacers with bright hardware.
     
  7. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I was referring to vertical line spacing not spacing within lines. Again I ask, "Is triple spacing ever correct"?

    TC
     
  8. Richard Olmstead

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    As someone who is very concerned about digital wastefulness, I prefer 1.5 line spacing, over double spacing, when separation is called for. Otherwise, we are unnecessarily wasting electrons, or bits, or whatever passes for a resource in digital communication.
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  9. Jim Speaker

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    Triple spacing is appropriate before the all caps word and punctuation, "BOOM!" in order to lower it.

    Is this the right answer?


    BOOM!
     
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  10. Jim Speaker

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    Setting line height would require CSS. So, it depends on whether that will be repeated more than once. ;)
     
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    Maybe they are helping Uncle Jack revive that horse....?? ;) I'd rather they be doing something useful like that than being too quick with the Moderatorizing buttons.
     
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    Sure, it's a silly thread but no one is holding a gun to your head to read it.... at least... I don't think they are.
     
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