A Period in the Age of Texting

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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 →