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Old 02-08-2016, 01:30 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:58 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Grammatically, a fullstop is used to finish a sentence. It should not be used in isolation when there is nothing to be stopped.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:03 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:17 PM   #164 (permalink)
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Grammatically, a fullstop is used to finish a sentence. It should not be used in isolation when there is nothing to be stopped.
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I think in Plankton's usage, it' not actually a full stop. It is commonly used as "point" as in point well taken, that's the point, or in case in point.
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:27 AM   #165 (permalink)
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I think in Plankton's usage, it' not actually a full stop. It is commonly used as "point" as in point well taken, that's the point, or in case in point.
^ Yeah, I've never quite worked out exactly what it means; some people seem to use it to mean "I agree completely" - or maybe they' re saying "that's a good point."
Is it just an MB thing, or is it used on other forums?
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:37 AM   #166 (permalink)
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^ Yeah, I've never quite worked out exactly what it means; some people seem to use it to mean "I agree completely" - or maybe they' re saying "that's a good point."
Is it just an MB thing, or is it used on other forums?
I assume it indicates that some retort or argument made is so good and poignant, that it ends the discussion and nothing further can or should be added.
This resolution is signified by the period. As if the whole argument was a sentence which is being finalized.
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:51 AM   #167 (permalink)
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I assume it indicates that some retort or argument made is so good and poignant, that it ends the discussion and nothing further can or should be added. This resolution is signified by the period. As if the whole argument was a sentence which is being finalized.
Thanks, that makes sense !

The bit in bold is a pretty vain hope on MB, as discussions often drift on forever. *checks to see if " . " has ever concluded a discussion*
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:57 AM   #168 (permalink)
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:59 AM   #169 (permalink)
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You're thinking about it too much. It's just agreeing with a statement while putting forth as little of a post yourself because it is unnecessary. A period is the smallest character on your keyboard, so it is the natural choice. At least that's how I always saw it.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:17 AM   #170 (permalink)
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