Girl Are You Mad Because I See That Text Ended With a Period
“An American University study of college students’ texting and instant messaging habits found they only used sentence-final punctuation 39 percent of the time in texts and 45 percent of the time in online chats. The percentages were even lower for “transmission-final punctuation”: 29 percent for texts and 35 percent for IMs.” Periods are apparently falling out of style because they signify anger and/or over-commitment to your words. The cause of this seems much more “Pure Laziness” than “The Way We Wish to Signify Our Emotional Lives Now Is Changing In Any Remarkable Way,” but also I just went through my text messages and none of them end with periods and so I guess the end result is the same. More in this Choire-quoting article at the New Republic.