Those who care have been spending a bunch of time arguing whether certain grammatical bits of English are going out of style. Sometimes they’re all self-righteous, other times they are just curious. Endangered grammar/punctuation include the word “whom,” the apostrophe, the hyphen, and now, the period.
We all know that U.K. and the U.S. are abbreviated as an adjective and are written out as nouns. (That’s the free bit of info here.) But do you know that the EU has no periods? It’s a newly created entity, so to speak. Does that mean that we’re moving toward a shorter, more concise punctuation system? Will it be all website, underperform, email, all the time?
What do you think?
PS Someone posted to one of my listservs “the benefits of eliminating widows and orphans” and I laughed out loud in the library. Serves me right for checking my email instead of working.