I hate being wrong. I don't suppose anyone likes it, but I really hate it. Unfortunately, I'm wrong alot. Sometimes it's doing simple arithmetic wrong in from of alot of people. Or looking forward to a movie that turns out to be a dud. Or arguing with my dad about an official's call and the replay shows he's right. But I recently discovered that I've been wrong about something my entire life. And doing it wrong is a hard habit to break.
To see what it is, check out this link to slate.com .
That's right. Apparently, when I type, I'm supposed to leave one space after a period, not two. Ok, I guess. I'm going to try to start doing it......now.
The article makes a compelling case that it has always been that way. It (I did it - proud of me?) gives a reason why the two space rule was taught for a while about the time I was in school. And the...(trying again). And the reason it no longer applies.
Yes, being wrong your whole life stinks, and I'm really annoyed.
This is something I do without thinking. Period, space, space. Period, space, space. It's not easy to change; I'm even having to go back and delete spaces after typing a whole document. But I'm determined to change. Right is right.
And wrong. Is. Wrong.