The lack of a full stop is now an emoticon, but not a good emoticon

Thursday, 5 December, 2013

The presence of full stops in text messages and online discussions tends to suggest the author is perhaps not in the best frame of mind… in a passive-aggressive sort of way, I’d say.

The period was always the humblest of punctuation marks. Recently, however, it’s started getting angry. I’ve noticed it in my text messages and online chats, where people use the period not simply to conclude a sentence, but to announce “I am not happy about the sentence I just concluded.”

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