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Is it unfriendly to end a text message on a full stop?

Writers and linguists have been debating how a full stop in a text message or email can be seen a...

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17.02 24 Aug 2020


Is it unfriendly to end a text message on a full stop?


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17.02 24 Aug 2020


Writers and linguists have been debating how a full stop in a text message or email can be seen as blunt and unfriendly to young people. That’s after a study from Binghamton University in New York suggested that messages ending on full stops are perceived as insincere.

Joining me now to discuss this is Catherine Ann Cullen, song writer, children’s writer and poet in residence with Poetry Ireland.


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