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👿 Does ending a sentence with a period make you seem aggressive?

The period, used as a choice, has joined the question mark and the exclamation mark as expressing a mood or emotion. A sort of “That’s it. I’ve just about had it.” feeling? One that many now avoid.


😕 Homeschooling’s legal status varies worldwide (as the “bitter homeschooler” can likely tell you)

From her:

4 Don’t assume that every homeschooler you meet is homeschooling for the same reasons and in the same way as that one homeschooler you know.

5 If that homeschooler you know is actually someone you saw on TV, either on the news or on a “reality” show, the above goes double.


🙂 Math genius (and Subway sandwich jockey) discovers new theory of prime numbers

Once he had the sandwiches down to a routine, they probably didn’t distract him from his intellectual pursuits.


😉 Why should anyone work for the minimum wage? Or in a dead end job generally?
If it pays you to learn what you will need later…


🙂 Novelist and painter Bruce Price’s education reform site offers first aid for writing

For example, verbs are more fluid than nouns and their stylish use will prevent your writing from sounding like a centipede with one natural leg and 99 wooden ones.

How silly . . . [And what does ending with THREE periods mean, then?] kairosfocus
=>Does ending a sentence with a period make you seem aggressive? => I never thought of a period in that terms. I guess many people find it a chore to add '.',since it comes quite often in a paragraph. Not putting a period may also be an habit distilled from typing on phones - where short forms of words and skipping what is obvious is quite common. So may be the researcher is wrong. coldcoffee

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