Two things there, accents and spacing. South of Cook Strait, the South Island of New Zealand (Kiwiland) and especially the bottom of it we speak English correctly. It was settled by the Scots.Lert wrote: ↑Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:33 pmMate, You are lucky she did not go to Kiwiland.and if you drift down below the equator, there is that weird duck sounding Anglish, that my daughter came back home with after spending some time in Adelaide, AU
On the subject of double spaces, this thread is the first time I have heard of the practice. Started school in 1949. No contractions either.
The double spacing part of the thread has had some interesting comments and basically, if a person was taught to touch type, roughly up to the mid 1960s, double spacing. All my typing was self taught despite my mother having a typewriter and suggesting I learn to type (1950s). When it comes to publishing books and magazines, single spacing, especially if the line is justified. Double spacing there and it looks a mess.
For those who might not know, a kiwi is a flightless bird only found in New Zealand. Kiwis as applied to people are those from New Zealand. For those who still don't know, we are to the east of the West Island sometimes known as Australia, the convict settlement for Britain, late 1700 - 1800.
(Wait until our Aussie mates read this..... !!!)