Dot madness!

I’M MAD as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!*

As if today’s moral and cultural rot weren’t bad enough, we now have rampant periods.

dotsI was a newspaper editor for 30 years, and I support writing rules, especially these days when computer shorthand is butchering English. Proper communication matters.

One thing particularly drives me nuts:

I call it DOT MADNESS!

Every day, in blogs and email, I see…………..periods included…………….to separate sentences………….for decoration it seems…………..and it’s got to…………..stop!

A vomit of dots………………………….!

There is something called an ellipsis. It consists of three periods, never more than three, and it has specific uses. Separating sentences is not one of them. A sentence ends with a period. (There are some exceptions.) The next sentence starts with a capital letter.

This post is a public service. I don’t want to see anyone regurgitating dots ever again!

There will be consequences. It could get ugly.

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* Famous line from the 1976 movie Network.