Rumors of the Death of the Period Have Been Greatly Exaggerated


In case you missed it, a recent New York Times piece has proclaimed that the period "may be dying." But if you read what the experts quoted in the story actually said, that's not quite it. Periods are out of vogue in one- or two-sentence text messages, as well as in 140-characters-or-fewer tweets. Fascinatingly, when a tweet or text does include a period, the punctuation takes on a new connotation: snark.

But that doesn't mean the period's dying. Decide for yourself. Here's the Times piece.