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A language expert says using a full stop to end sentences text messages can look rude. A full stop is used British English; American English, this punctuation mark is called period. Linguist Gretchen McCulloch says more and more people think ending messages a full stop is rude. She said this view is most common younger people who use instant messaging apps like Twitter and Facebook Messenger. Ms McCulloch said people prefer to send a completely new message instead ending a sentence a full stop. She said: "If you're a young person and you're sending a message to someone, the default way to break your thoughts is to send each thought as a new message."

The full stop dates around 2,300 years. It is an essential part writing today. School teachers can put lots comments in red ink a student's writing if that student forgets to add the full stop the end his or her sentence. However, technology is changing the way we write. Most people now use abbreviations or acronyms text messages. They might use the acronym 'LOL' instead writing 'laugh out loud,' or the abbreviation 'fyi' rather than typing ' your information'. Ms McCulloch says not using the full stop helps the writer save time. She also says that a full stop can make the writer look a little aggressive. Many people prefer to end a sentence an emoji or emoticon instead a full stop :-)

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