The two-space debate is over

See this expression? Lordy, I love this expression.


It belongs to Mary Norris, a proofreader at the New Yorker who is also the “Comma Queen.”

Her job these days is often to pull out the two spaces that some people leave after a period, leaving one, an issue that tears newsrooms and offices apart.

Who would do such a thing?

That’s right. Old people. And that’s why she has that expression, which is laugh-out-loud funny.

Watch the video here.

Related: Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period. (Slate)