'Science' has proven that using a full stop at the end of a text message makes you a psychopath.
Are you unwittingly sharing your inner monster with your friends and loved ones? This Guardian article can help you find out.
On the flip side, texts ending in an exclamation point – “lmao!”, “just a cheeky one!”, “what body part even is that? I hope it’s your arm!” – are deemed heartfelt, more profound. Yes: the high revolving sound you hear is the rules of English grammar spinning up to G-force speed in the grave in which they lay, but otherwise this seems like a win. Full stops on the ends of text messages are proven to be exclusively for either the psychotic or dads with new Nokias.