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Post by ClaretDiver » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:40 pm

Just been reading a report that younger people are now finding full-stops offensive and 'abrupt'...WTAF?

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Funkydrummer » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm

Wait until you see what they are saying about commas and semicolons !!!

Disgraceful and offensive,this punctuation lark. :D

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Post by 4:20 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm

I blame their parentheses.
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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Funkydrummer » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:52 pm

4:20 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm
I blame their parentheses.
Speak for yourself. :lol:
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Re: Full Stops...

Post by wilks_bfc » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:53 pm

4:20 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm
I blame their parentheses.
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Post by dandeclaret » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:07 pm

ClaretDiver wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:40 pm
Just been reading a report that younger people are now finding full-stops offensive and 'abrupt'...WTAF?
Did you read it and think.... young people, so soft

Or did you read it and think...... I’ll
Never get the time I wasted reading this nonsensical illogical report?

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Post by ClaretDiver » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:10 pm

dandeclaret wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Did you read it and think.... young people, so soft

Or did you read it and think...... I’ll
Never get the time I wasted reading this nonsensical illogical report?
I was genuinely interested in the thinking behind the linguists who conducted the study.

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by karatekid » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:15 pm

I don't agree. Period.
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Post by claptrappers_union » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:16 pm

I've been talking to lots of young people about this. Its just modern text language and how its interpreted. Most interactions don't end with full stops.

So if your texting / messaging or whatever, a full stop basically indicates, 'end of conversation' or someone is is not willing to discuss the topic any further.

So if a person was to text:-

Are we still going to the cinema tonight?
No


That's the answer, probably too busy to go into detail - a follow up likey though

Are we still going to the cinema tonight?
No.


That's that. Why are they ****** off?

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by claptrappers_union » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:24 pm

But I've also noticed that sarcasm doesn't work - you HAVE to put a smiley face or a winky face or 'jk' because people are too thick to understand.

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by yTib » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:48 pm

4:20 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm
I blame their parentheses.
punctuation rocks!
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Post by NottsClaret » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:16 pm

Cool, another made up story to brand a whole generation of youngsters as over sensitive.

Let's test it, to see just how snowflakey they are. Which of these gets you most angry and agitated?

"Rule Britannia is being removed from Last Night of the Proms"

or

"Rule Britannia is being removed from Last Night of the Proms."

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by claptrappers_union » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:30 pm

The sentence with a full stop in, if you were to send it as a text message might be interpreted that its matter of fact and you're not happy.

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Bfcboyo » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:45 pm

karatekid wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:15 pm
I don't agree. Period.
Wife's exactly the same at that time of the month.

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:48 pm

Bfcboyo wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Wife's exactly the same at that time of the month.
Every day of the month.

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Terrier » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:54 pm

Any one else had to look up parentheses, or am i
the only thicko ( second thoughts don't answer that )
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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:55 pm

I used to have an aunty who wrote long letters without one singe full stop. She used to talk like that as well.

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Bosscat » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:04 pm

4:20 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm
I blame their parentheses.
👍🙂👍

As far as I am concerned they can shove it up their 'Colon' ....................
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Post by Zlatan » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:11 pm

Cirrus_Minor wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:55 pm
I used to have an aunty who wrote long letters without one singe full stop. She used to talk like that as well.
Most women do

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Volvoclaret » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:51 pm

My Geordie Uncle is a canny linguist, so my Auntie says.

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Post by Guitargeorge » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:06 pm

Black Dots Matter
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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Joe14 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:18 am

Women’s problems are no joke. Period.
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Re: Full Stops...

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:35 am

I've stumbled across this excellent video explaining this thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS4X1JfX6_Q

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Goobs » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:55 pm

yTib wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:48 pm
punctuation rocks!
No that's Geology.
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Re: Full Stops...

Post by CJW » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:40 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:16 pm
I've been talking to lots of young people about this. Its just modern text language and how its interpreted. Most interactions don't end with full stops.

So if your texting / messaging or whatever, a full stop basically indicates, 'end of conversation' or someone is is not willing to discuss the topic any further.

So if a person was to text:-

Are we still going to the cinema tonight?
No


That's the answer, probably too busy to go into detail - a follow up likey though

Are we still going to the cinema tonight?
No.


That's that. Why are they ****** off?

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by Stayingup » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:25 pm

ClaretDiver wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:40 pm
Just been reading a report that younger people are now finding full-stops offensive and 'abrupt'...WTAF?
Read it a while ago in the Guardian. One of their young writers penned it.
Daily Snowflake. Many of these young people today really need something to be upset about.

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Re: Full Stops...

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:27 pm

Goobs wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:55 pm
No that's Geology.
Underrated reply.

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