When it comes to texting, we all contend with an incredibly wide range of writing styles on a daily basis. From the heavy-on-the-emoji communicators…
The notorious one-word (or worse, ONE LETTER) responders…
To, conversely, the essayists...
To the acronym enthusiasts…
Basically, there’s a style for every individual, but we still abide by a very general set of ~text etiquette~ standards.
And one subset of this constantly evolving etiquette is punctuation, specifically periods. And I'm not just talking about these ones:
Most people use a custom combination of standard punctuation and whatever Internet slang they fancy. Others don’t use periods at all.
I always use conventional punctuation in texts, and it wasn't until my friend told me how weird it was that I even thought twice about it. Check out our exchange:
Hell yeah! I'd lose my grammar geek card if I didn't!Getty ImagesNo way! Periods are implied because I sent the text, duh.Getty Images
vote votesHell yeah! I'd lose my grammar geek card if I didn't!
vote votesNo way! Periods are implied because I sent the text, duh.
Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based Nairobi, Kenya.
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