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    Full stop or period?

    So I was chatting with a British friend today at work and she called a period (one of these guys . <-) a "full stop". Now, I was familiar with many discrepancies between British and American terminology. Calling a bathroom "the loo", calling an apartment "a flat", calling an elevator "a lift", and calling British cooking "good"; but I was unaware of this one and I called shenanigans!

    So HoN OT forum, Full stop or period?

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    never heard of full stop.
    This thread is Hammersome.
    You are already dead. Not big surprise!

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    Full stop. Period is what girls have once a month.

    (and the OP apparently)

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    i almost always say full stop (im from Australia.)

    in fact i only ever say period when referring to a menstrual cycle... ive said period a few times referring to a full stop.

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    'Tis nawt but a stop of the full variety.

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    This is actually the first time I've ever heard full stop, and I'm not from America. It sounds awfully retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    A full stop or period (.) (sometimes stop, full point, or dot) is the punctuation mark commonly placed at the end of sentences in English and many other languages. A full stop consists of a small dot placed at the end of a line of text.

    In British English, it is known as a full stop. 'Period' is the preferred term in North America. The term full stop is rarely used by speakers in Canada, and virtually never in the United States.
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    Please find me a half stop!

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    we're americans we're right. its a period.

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    We discovered you and its our language. It's a full stop. Or a period. It really doesn't matter does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malefication View Post
    Please find me a half stop!
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    youre welcome

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    Goddamnit, I posted that and my post got deleted. I thought it was pretty funny

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    Calling a bathroom "the loo"

    No. I am English and if anybody seriously says "the loo" they get laughed at.

    Apart from the full stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinestro View Post
    Goddamnit, I posted that and my post got deleted. I thought it was pretty funny
    That was my bad, got a little overzealous with the drive-by cleanup
    &nbsp;

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    It's ok, I figured it was gonna be way over most poeples heads anyway.

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    I use dot, but I never heard full stop.

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    what would you say if you're trying to make a point? like, "the beer is good, period!"

    "the beer is good, full stop!"

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    "the beer is good, exclamation!"
    &nbsp;

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    @ Nathanus: that's a different use of the word "period", though you can substitute it for "full stop" if you really want. Whilst both are used for punctuation they are also used to replace the term "end of discussion".

    e.g. "This ale is better than any of your rubbish American lager, end of discussion/period/full stop!"

    Oh, the wonders of the English language.

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    In finnish we call that "dot" [piste].
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