THE last person to still use two spaces after a full stop has died, it has been confirmed.
While friends and family have mourned the passing of Roy Hobbs, 87, the rest of the world is quietly relieved to see the end of the typographical pedantry that he takes with him to his grave.
His daughter Laura Hobbs commented: “We’re very touched by all the support we have received and we know that dad could never be replaced.
“But yeah, that double space thing was so fucking annoying! Amen to the end of that.”
Hobbs added that she had repeatedly informed her father that double gap was actually an out-of-date nod to the spacing on old typewriters.
She continued: “He kept saying it was ‘proper’ and irritating us all by doing it in text messages and emails until he passed.
“We really will miss him. Full stop. One space.”