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I need a punctuation/grammar icon...

I find that I am a dinosaur. I did not know the Chicago Manual of Style now approved one space between sentences. Can I train my fingers?

Woe is I. That's probably why I can't get published. Too out of touch, far too proper. As Winston Churchill said (quoted on today's calendar page), "Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put." *snort*

At least I know I'm smarter than a 5th Grader. I answered all the questions on last night's show with no problem (I can't speak as well for the contestants).

And because looking up Winston Churchill quotes is fun:

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public."

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nutmeg3
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
I have the bestest grammar icon. *g* And I hate to break it to you, but it's been single-space for donkey's years. *g*
wildrider
Jan. 27th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hee! I love it!

Yeah, probably. I've been fighting against encroaching Internetisms for ages, so the official ruling no doubt slipped by me (and my Manual of Style is from, what, the middle ages? Probably '83 or so... *g*).

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