What’s wrong with periods?

I know why apostrophes are a bad idea, but periods???? Here I am listening to All Things Considered on WGBH, and I hear this report about ending text messages with periods:

…Researchers at Binghampton University have found that ending your text with a period — full stop — may make you seem more insincere…

Listen to the report. I mean that sincerely. And notice that they found that ending a text with an exclamation point makes it seem more sincere!!!

 



Categories: Linguistics, Technology