A bit of a lighthearted entry today. We’ve been having a debate about whether you should type ‘car port’ as two separate words, or simply type ‘carport’. At metalcarportsandkits.com, as you can see, we tend to favour ‘carport’ as one word. It just seems to read more easily and is less confusing…and one less key to press!

However, when people have emailed us about the site, we get a mixture of ‘car port’ and ‘carport’. Most people probably don’t care, but we thought that it’s interesting the way the phrase has evolved over time – ‘carport’ is now a more popular spelling than ‘car port’, and Google doesn’t correct it to two words if you type it in as one. In some cases these things are just state-wide or region-wide, but it seems to be an internationally accepted way to phrase it. Of course, typing ‘carport’ rather than ‘car port’ also eliminates confusion if you’re talking about transporting your car overseas.

So, join the debate. Which do you use – ‘car port’ or ‘carport’, and which do you think is best?

(PS Before you think we’ve gone mad, we’ve got a proper entry coming up later on, so stay tuned!)

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