Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Cuttooth » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:51 pm

Dual wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Fine.


What are you being like that for?

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by OrangeRKN » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:52 pm

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How DARE you.


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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by BID0 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:57 pm

Great another article villainising younger generations :toot:

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Dual » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:58 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
Dual wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Fine.


What are you being like that for?

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Whatever.

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:02 pm

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:09 pm

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Jenuall wrote:Okilly Dokilly.

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by jawafour » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:21 pm

BID0 wrote:Great another article villainising younger generations :toot:

It's interesting to see folks' reaction... the title appears to drive people to share their viewpoint whether they agree with the premise or not. I may be wrong but, although the article does share examples of writing approaches that it says "young" people use, my take is that the article is more about changes in the general use of writing style rather than being age-driven.

Language and writing style is constantly changing, perhaps more so now because of the rise of so many channels for communication. Personally, I always think that you should adapt your style to suit the audience... but doing this in a way that satisfies everybody is a challenging, perhaps impossible, task!

Edit: ^^^ Dull. Boring. Way too worthy. GR is not satisfied etc.

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by BID0 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:30 pm

jawafour wrote:
BID0 wrote:Great another article villainising younger generations :toot:

It's interesting to see folks' reaction... the title appears to drive people to share their viewpoint whether they agree with the premise or not. I may be wrong but, although the article does share examples of writing approaches that it says "young" people use, my take is that the article is more about changes in the general use of writing style rather than being age-driven.

Language and writing style is constantly changing, perhaps more so now because of the rise of so many channels for communication. Personally, I always think that you should adapt your style to suit the audience... but doing this in a way that satisfies everybody is a challenging, perhaps impossible, task!

Edit: ^^^ Dull. Boring. Way too worthy. GR is not satisfied etc.

If I'm replying to messages I tend to use a lot of exclamation marks so it sounds like I'm interested/friendly/approachable in the conversation/person/online review etc

I'll only ever use a full stop if I'm continuing to type whatever it is I am typing within the same paragraph and some punctuation is needed to break sentences

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Ironhide » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:47 pm

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strawberry float you snowflakes........................................

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by OrangeRKN » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:56 pm

I think it does vary by messaging app too. Let me use the example from the BBC article, slightly expanded, to demonstrate what I'd expect punctuation wise from the different services.

Whatsapp:

Sounds good see you there


Signal:

Sounds good. See you there.


Telegram:

SOUNDS GOOD STOP SEE YOU THERE STOP

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Lime » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:19 pm

I definitely overuse exclamation marks when messaging!

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by VlaSoul » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:27 pm

i mean idk it's not wrong, I very rarely using them or any end punctuation if not totally necessary when typing online
I guess cuz a full stop denotes a more a serious point being made or a more serious emotional state behind the line

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Karl_ » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:30 pm

@dril is a really good example of how, in relaxed systems of grammar, punctuation can convey tone.

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Preezy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:34 pm

guys im literally like literally shaking right now i am so shook like i am shaking omg and i just feel like thats an... interesting take on things you know

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Pedz » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:39 pm

jawafour wrote:
captain red dog wrote:...I'd message "Goodnight xxx"...

I guess the three x's would indicate that you're furiously annoyed, crd? xx


May have been posted already, but I think it means he's gonna start sending dick pics.

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:51 pm

I guess it's the difference between:

"Bye"

and

"Bye."

The latter one, in the context of an SMS/WhatsApp/Facebook Messenger conversation, sounds a lot like "strawberry float off".

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Jenuall » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:01 pm

I guess people are starting the view the full stop in this form of communication as akin to the radio procedure word "OUT" - indicating that the communication is complete and no reply is required?

I think a return to procedure words is needed generally - ROGER, OVER, WILCO, it's all good stuff!

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Green Gecko » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:03 pm

I had to teach myself to stop writing properly in lots of situations like Facebook and IM

So normally if, for example, I was talking about a proper noun like London and I was using multiple clauses, like this.

i'd write gooseberry fool about london mate and yeah lol :)

strawberry float dealing with the opposite of Grammar nazis, just learn to strawberry floating type.

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PostRe: Using a full stop could be a sign of passive aggression
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:15 pm

Tim to wheel out Tom Scott to discuss different registers in English language...


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