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LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
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When I was young, I was taught two spaces, and I gave up on that somewhere in the late 2000s when it seemed to drop out of fashion. I don't think it's necessary.
 

Jer

Love in anger
most if not all of the folks over 40 still say they prefer two spaces. I do think it makes text easier to read with two spaces between sentences.
I prefer two spaces. It gives clarity between sentence ends and abbreviations. Like your first sentence in your post, “And in the U.S.” If the next sentence began with a proper noun or something that would be capitalized regardless, you’d have to guess if it was a new sentence or not. With two spaces it’s always clear.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
I prefer two spaces. It gives clarity between sentence ends and abbreviations. Like your first sentence in your post, “And in the U.S.” If the next sentence began with a proper noun or something that would be capitalized regardless, you’d have to guess if it was a new sentence or not. With two spaces it’s always clear.
I agree with that if I am reading a book or something formal. And as I started to type a second sentence, I realized out of habit I put in 2 spaces. Looking back at some of my prior posts, I seem to do that more often than not. Habit I guess
 

Eliot1988

Educated Fool
Here’s as best as I can put it, from what I know:

The “promised land” is a concept originating in Judaism, a place Abraham was told by God that he and his descendants would live in. Moses and Joshua lead the Israelites back to it after serving in Egypt as slaves. Fast forward many hundreds of years and the country of Israel was founded on the same notion of Jews returning to their homeland.

African-Americans took the concept of “the promised land” during slavery, to mean Heaven or an end to slavery. This usage is the one that’s led to the modern interpretation of the line, which is either a literally land promised to you, or just simply Heaven. Steve uses it in the song because it’s about a man who dies and comes back to life. The promised land in the song is paradise — Heaven. And the narrator says that it can wait til another day.
Perfect!!!
 

Travis The Dragon

"Can you see them riding. Riding next to you!"
I used to put dashes between my sentences instead of periods and didn't use much for proper grammar. For example, instead of saying "your", I would say "ur".
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner

What the....passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 46?!

Rip.

A video from when he blasted through Creepin Death with 'Tallica. The smile on Trujillos face playing Creepin' at this level must have been huge.

EDITED with full song video.

 
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Zare

Uniformly distributed hostility
A local guy named Dino Jelusic became a member of Whitesnake, is Coverdale done for live or? Why a second vocalist
 

Eliot1988

Educated Fool
“Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy extinguishes them.” – Voltaire
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire
“Atheism is the vice of some intelligent men, and superstition is the vice of fools.” – Voltaire
 

Ariana

Black-and-white leopard
“Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy extinguishes them.” – Voltaire
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire
“Atheism is the vice of some intelligent men, and superstition is the vice of fools.” – Voltaire
What are you trying to tell us, Eliot?
 
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