· Aug 13, 2016 at 9:07 am
The poor mom or dad doesn’t understand one of the cardinal rules of texting, which is that you don’t use periods, period. Not unless you want to come off as cold, angry or passive-aggressive.
I use periods all the time. 😞 Why? Because if I send a two sentence msg I don’t want the first to have a period and the second to not. The latter would then feel inferior.
Honestly, people are making too big of a deal out of this. I’ve read no less than four articles in the last six months urging me to stop using the period. If teens (or whoever) are reading that I’m cold because I use the period, they need to stop taking shit so personal.
While we’re killing the period, maybe we should redefine “literally” as an exasperation.