Ben Crair:

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.”

Yes.

  1. birdsofsunshine reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Language! Such dynamic!
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  3. techstuffhsw reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Language evolution at the speed of 4G, y’all.
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  5. kevinliuzzo reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I find this, well I’ll just say it, stupid.I use capitalization and punctuation out of respect for the person I’m...
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  7. beenposh reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    What.
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  9. unmitigated-disaster reblogged this from themonicabird and added:
    It’s true. It’s the easiest way to make boyfriends panic. “K.” “WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!”
  10. shaunline reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    A great read. I love seeing language evolve like this, but I’m going to keep using full sentences (period included) in...
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    I see what you did there.
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  18. simonrain reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I don’t necessarily agree. I try to write as proper when texting so that I don’t become someone who answers in acronyms...
  19. bookofdoomed reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Is this a thing now??
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  21. robotjunk reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    so. true.
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