As texting, tweeting, posting, and email take over written communication, a generation gap has developed. In this article on forbes.com, Writer’s Relief found that twenty-somethings often interpret punctuation as a subtle expression of sternness—especially ending a sentence with a (gasp!) period. Yes. It’s true. Much to the dismay of grammar gurus everywhere, punctuation is making younger and not-as-young people read the same text in different voices!
Find out more about which punctuation marks are falling by the wayside here.