The period’s perceived personality change

A piece from The New Republic posits that texting has turned periods into a sign of anger. Has it altered how people view the punctuation in general?

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This is an unlikely heel turn in linguistics. In most written language, the period is a neutral way to mark a pause or complete a thought; but digital communications are turning it into something more aggressive.

Indeed, many Twitter users and texters forgo periods entirely and signify that their thoughts have ended with line breaks, or by simply sending separate tweets or texts.

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