A Period in the Age of Texting


As we consider the limits of English punctuation, we should also consider the place of the period.

According to Ben Crair at The New Republic, the period no longer signifies a neutral end to a sentence, but in the age of texting and social media, it has come to signal anger.

Through a series of conversations, stories, and a little historical background, he explores what the period and other punctuation marks mean today.

Abigail Bereola is a writer and the Books Editor for The Rumpus. On Twitter, @sherarelytweets. More from this author →