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(EXCLUSIVE) Where is the “Bachelor” Headed Next & One More Contestant This Season

Ok, this first paragraph has nothing to do with anything “Bachelor” related. We’ll get to that in a second. But there are two grammatical things I’m seeing in every day life now that, I don’t know, did I miss the boat on when these became a thing? Is it being taught in schools now and since I haven’t been in school in ages I just don’t know about? First thing is, do we not double space after periods anymore when we type? I’m so accustomed to hitting the space bar twice after a period for the last, oh I don’t know, almost 25 years, that it’s become old hat. Is that not a thing? It’s only single space now, or are both acceptable? Also, and this one really kills me, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen on social media people put the dollar sign after the number. Like, 5$ to say five dollars. I’m totally floored by this. Are these people in the wrong? Are schools now teaching the dollar sign goes after the number? Or are both acceptable and the ones who do it after the number are either forgetting or are lazy? I know for a fact when I was in school and learning to type, it was double space after all periods, and geez, whenever we started learning about money, what, 2nd grade, that the dollar sign came first before the number. These are things that I’m losing sleep over now. That is all. Please send help.

Ok, lets get to a few “Bachelor” related items. And this story really warms the cockles of my heart I tell ya’. Executive Producer and the Head of Alternative Programming at ABC Robert Mills is on a weekly live radio show every Tuesday with Julia Cunningham of They mostly just recap old “Bachelor” episodes (they’re currently doing Emily’s season since Arie was on it), but Mills talked briefly this past Tuesday what’s happening currently on the “Bachelor.” It starts at the 5:50 mark:

Do you know how proud I am that one of the girls on the group date this past Monday threw a #NotPeter out? I’m sure that sat well with NotPeter. I don’t know who it was yet, but I’m sure I’ll find out at some point. And yes, I’ll take full credit for that. Awesome. We already know Kenny appeared in episode 3 on the wrestling date making references to Peter and now this. As it should be. Arie wasn’t their first choice to begin with, so yeah, why not continuously reference the fact he wasn’t and most of the audience would’ve preferred someone else. It’s not like Arie has any interest in marrying whoever he gets engaged to at the end of this thing anyway. It’s a total joke and I’m glad at least one of the girls is enjoying throwing that in his face. Much more realistic than actually pretending everyone there actually wanted this guy as the “Bachelor.” Fun times.

So episode 5 in Fort Lauderdale had their rose ceremony on Wednesday night. I’ve mentioned a couple times over the last few weeks that I was told of two places overseas they were headed this season, but, I didn’t know at what point in the show they were going and I hadn’t gotten solid confirmation on it. Well now I do. They are currently headed to Paris for episode 6, then they will be going to Italy for episode 7. Episode 8 is always hometown dates before they head off to overnights and the final rose ceremony location, which I don’t know the location of yet. You have to go back to Andi’s season for the last time they went to Paris and Italy when they went there for episodes 5 and 6 for her. Not sure where in Italy they’re going this year, I just know it’s Italy. Again, it’s blind luck if pictures happen to get out when they’re overseas. Wasn’t a ton with Rachel last season when they went to Norway, Denmark, and Switzerland. I’d be surprised if we got a lot in Paris and Italy to be honest, but you never know.

And it’s been over a week since I’ve given you any new contestants so I figured why not heading into a weekend throw another confirmed girl for this season at you. Although I’ll let you know she’s already been eliminated. She’s been added to the Arie’s Girls page:

15. Bri Amaranthus: 25, Eugene, Ore. Attended the University of San Diego. Currently a Digital Reporter for Comcast SportsNet Northwest, covering the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trailblazers, etc. Graduated University of Oregon in 2014 (after first starting out at University of San Diego to play softball) with a B.S. in Electronic Media & Public Relations. Even has a podcast called the “Duck Squad” talking all things Oregon football (like the beat down Wazzu gave them last weekend). Alas, don’t get too excited about her. She’s already been eliminated. You know how there’s that one girl every BIP season who you barely remember from her season of the “Bachelor” but does really well on BIP? It’s waaaaay early and I have no idea if Bri would even do BIP, but my money is on her if she does. Although going on BIP could torpedo any aspirations she has in the TV reporting world. I guess we’ll see.

Facebook – Bri Amaranthus
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  1. tinyred500

    October 13, 2017 at 8:50 AM

    I’m here scratching my head wondering what on earth Steve and others (his Twitter readers) mean when they say ‘two spaces after a period’?!? I can only take an educated guess and think it means two spaces after a full-stop?! If so, we in the UK have two spaces and I haven’t noticed any changes. As for the amount going before the currency sign, that’s just bizarre!

    I’m glad they’ve travelled over the pond, both France and Italy are fabulous countries. I’m bypassing The Not Peter thing because I’m bored beyond stupid with it, as we say overhere, a joke’s a joke but don’t turn it into a Pantomime. 😉

  2. heliofan

    October 13, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Two spaces after a period. Like this. One space after a period. Like this.

  3. heliofan

    October 13, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    OK….so the comments took out my two spaces after my first period so my comment doesn’t make sense. LOL

  4. knightjorge

    October 13, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Both styles of spacing are accepted now. I still use two spaces when on a computer, but one when using my phone keyboard.

    The dollar sign placement is the same as ever. Anyone using 5$ not $5 is incorrect.

  5. mariet

    October 13, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Hilarious! Steve caring about the spacing and dollar sign placement when his own grammar is horrible and always has been. WTH

  6. tinyred500

    October 13, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    I use two spaces regardless whether on my phone or computer, it’s what I was taught in school and suppose old habits die hard! Lol Though I can see why peeps use only the one space on their’s quicker! Lol

  7. shannybee

    October 13, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    I was always taught that either two spaces or one space would be acceptable. I think the one space became “contemporary” in the 90’s somehow; not sure why. The $ thing is just weird. Perhaps kids just trying to start a trend or be cool. On an unrelated note, I’m still curious who Arie’s front runner is, and whether Steve has released her bio yet. Here’s hoping some Paris or Italy pics make it on to social media in the next few weeks!

  8. crushonspivey

    October 13, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    It is two spaces, but Twitter has made people only use 1 for limitation of characters/space. SO modern tech is the reason.

    Curious to see what Arie does. I suspect he will go for the hoochiest and dumbest girl. I have zero faith in him. He seems like a teenage boy, which is a bad sign for a man his age.

  9. vitabella1989

    October 13, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    It’s only one space. The only reason to use two spaces was when the typewriter was around. Here’s an article for reference:

  10. tinyred500

    October 13, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    I was scratching (and laughing) my head over the term ‘period’, we don’t use it in that context in the UK. We call it a full-stop.

    The below commentator said about Steve’s grammar etc., I have to agree…he should worry about that more! Lol 😉

  11. qtontv

    October 13, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    What I’m more concerned about is people that put a space BEFORE the period! I’ve seen it more than once and wonder how those morons haven’t noticed civilized society places at the end of the sentence. It is so distracting… I can only figure that they’ve learned from their illiterate friends and don’t know how wrong it is. Alas, comes with the internet.

  12. qtontv

    October 13, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    An example would do this . Rather than writing it after the last letter. <—MORON ALERT!

  13. floridagator

    October 13, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Can we talk about the other “I can’t take it anymore” grammar situation? Didn’t we all grow up leaning that you never say “Me and Robby” – it’s rampant on every reality show…to the point where I’m wondering if this rule has actually changed!

    Totally with you on the double space after periods.

  14. floridagator

    October 13, 2017 at 8:05 PM

    The double space was used for writing letters on a typewriter, when email came along, people continued the double space but it’s really not needed in email.

  15. LynnS

    October 13, 2017 at 11:32 PM

    Of course it’s never, “Me and Robby.” I can’t believe they all do not remember this rule from school. “Me” never comes first.

    The one I hate the most is when they use “I” after someone’s name when it should be “me.”

    “Robby and I went to the movies.” Correct.

    They came with Robby and me to the movies.” Correct.

    “They came with Robby and I to the movies.” Incorrect.

    The rule: Take out “Robby” and then say it as a test. Would you say, “They came with I to the movies.” Of course not. “They came with me to the movies.” Yes!

  16. floridagator

    October 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM


  17. mariet

    October 14, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    Another “I can’t take it anymore” grammar situation– not knowing the difference between plural and possessive. Steve does not. Add the “s” if plural, apostrophe “s” if possessive. There is an exception for words that end in an s or z sound.

  18. littlelil

    October 14, 2017 at 9:22 PM

    For me, nothing is more annoying than people incorrectly using they’re/their/there and your/you’re…
    I find it important to also note that when my husband says “I seen” instead of either “I saw” or “I’ve seen” it drives me INSANE. Like, divorce insane. The irony is that his pet peeve is probably being corrected…

  19. janela

    October 14, 2017 at 10:38 PM

    The mistake that drives me up a wall is loose versus lose. It seems like way to often now people use loose for both “lose the game” and “having loose morals”. I’ve seen it everywhere. I’ve even seen people say “you’re such a looser”. Bizarre.

    I think the currency symbol issue might be a crossover from some born in European countries such as France, Germany, Scandinavian countries, because they tend to place the symbol after the amount. Ex: 20,50 €. Just a theory. Although it would be equally easy to believe in the current times of tweeting and texting that so many grammar, spelling, etc rules have just gone out the window for those who grew up primarily using those forms of written communication.

  20. jlal

    October 16, 2017 at 3:39 AM

    Thank goodness I am not the only one who notices how poor of grammar Steve and others use. LynnS, I have tried to give a little lesson on using the proper pronoun on this board too; didn’t make a darn bit of difference. It makes me crazy, especially when I hear supposed journalists miss use pronouns. The seen and saw thing makes me want to take an ice pick to my ears.

    The two space thing after a period was dropped with email, but still used by some in letters, etc. It is not required anymore and one space is considered acceptable. The $ thing is just stupid.

  21. jlal

    October 16, 2017 at 3:41 AM

    Oh yes, one more thing. There have been other contestants who were not the “first” pick and I’m sure there will be more in the future. Will Steve call them “Not –” too. The horse is dead number one, but it all seems bitter, childish, and petty. But that is just me.

  22. LynnS

    October 16, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    Yes, the seen and saw thing is crazy. “He seen the man running down the street.” How can that possibly sound right to anyone?

    The following is an example of what Steve writes in almost every article:

    “Ok, lets get to a few “Bachelor” related items.” This is in the first sentence of the second paragraph above.

    “Lets” in this case is wrong. He means, “Let us,” so it needs to be let’s. It’s a contraction that merges two words into one.

    “Steve’s mother lets him play after he finishes his homework.” Lets means allows.

    “Let’s go out and play after dinner.” Let us.

  23. adelina

    October 16, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    “Thank goodness I am not the only one who notices how poor of grammar Steve and others use.”


  24. jchen0111

    October 17, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    I’ve seen a lot of people also mix up nosy and noisy and quite and quiet..not sure why or how that even happens but it’s so common! I agree with everyone else’s comments on here, these things drive me crazy too! Grammar Nazis lol!

  25. rob22

    October 17, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Boy, the grammar police are out in force. Don’t forget that sometimes auto-correct causes the plural/possessives to get messed up if you’re in a hurry and don’t watch closely. Technology giveth and technology taketh away.

  26. littlelil

    October 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Your comments are always spot on 🙂

  27. littlelil

    October 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Irony at it’s finest ?

  28. littlelil

    October 17, 2017 at 11:27 AM

    Ugh, i guess emojis don’t work here. That question mark was supposed to be a laughing emoji…

  29. LynnS

    October 17, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    That’s true. However, it only takes a few seconds to proofread.

    Or in a longer article, proofreading is a must. Why would anyone write without proofreading?

    To be clear, I’m not talking about simple mistakes we all make at times even after proofreading. Sometimes our eyes don’t see our mistakes. For instance, I originally typed “out” instead of “our” in the previous sentence. I don’t always catch those.

  30. bonkers

    October 17, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    I’m a huge fan of defending colloquial speech patterns. I think it’s super cool and amazing how language evolves with each generation. I feel like if the majority of people clearly understand what someone means, then language is doing its job. When people mix up the him and me/I thing so consistently, I think at this point we should just recognize that the rule doesn’t work for informal speech and let it go.

    That said, I’m also a fan of using grammar to your benefit in order to create the appropriate impression. So typos and grammatical mistakes in text messages, emails, comments, etc, whatever.. these are all forums for informal discussion, no need to proofread. Real informal speech doesn’t conform to arbitrary grammatical rules either. I think the example of people saying “I seen this” is so cringe worthy because it’s a common speech pattern for a typically low-income and uneducated class of person.

    When you are someone who makes a living from writing, you should definitely be professional with your grammar and proofreading your stuff, or you do come off as uneducated and therefore less credible. Just like you’d never go into a job interview and say “Hey freak, your suit is on fleek yo”.

  31. tinyred500

    October 18, 2017 at 4:53 AM

    @rob22, I totally agree with this, and the same thoughts were going through my mind when I was reading through the past few days comments. My phone has a will if its own, and I do at times, have to go back to the same autocorrected word(s) many times! It drives me potty! Lol Yes, I do proof-read what I’ve written, but mistakes still happen and we are human after all. This forum is informal, it’s not work related, and as much as spelling and grammatical mistakes irk me, I tend to be more laid back with informal things. Life is just too short to get too caught up in the small stuff… 😉

  32. upmyalley

    December 13, 2017 at 10:32 PM

    @Shannybee Your semicolon (;) is inappropriate. A semicolon is used to denote 2 sentences as one. It was a good attempt; it’s too bad it didn’t work. Does that make sense? All you needed was a comma.

  33. upmyalley

    December 13, 2017 at 10:40 PM

    @LynnS You get a gold star! You go girl! Correct grammar is not that difficult. We all make an error sometimes but for the most part, it’s elementary my dear.

  34. upmyalley

    December 13, 2017 at 10:56 PM

    @jlal The use of a semicolon in your sentence is incorrect. “LynnS, I have tried to give a little lesson on using the proper pronoun on this board too; didn’t make a darn bit of difference”. You should have lost the semicolon and used a period instead, or used the word “It” to make the second part a full sentence. That is what a semicolon is used for, to connect two sentences into one. Most people do not use a semicolon properly. Here is an example of it’s proper use: I tried very hard to save the man’s life; I did everything I had been taught to do. This example shows two sentences in one. A period would have worked better, since the semicolon made one very long sentence.

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