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Instead of full stop, they say period. Why?
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PERIODT.
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period means menstrual not full stop
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(Original post by kayala)
period means menstrual not full stop
It means full stop in America
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Instead of full stop, they say period. Why?
As in other aspects of English (e.g. z vs s), the American version is actually taken from older English usage. It's the UK that then changed the term that was used.
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Instead of full stop, they say period. Why?
I dont think thats just an american thing btw, we do it here and people do it in other countries
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periodt 😭 i say mom even though im british 😭?
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periodt 😭 i say mom even though im british 😭?
isn't mom British tho
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isn't mom British tho
its meant to be 'mum'😭
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its meant to be 'mum'😭
does it make a difference tho
MOM
MUM
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isn't mom British tho
No, If Americans try to pronounce the U in 'Mum' 3 of their ribs crack, they just can't do it.
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I don't know. They say a lot of things that don't make sense.
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IDK but I've heard a lot of British people say Period at the end of sentences too.
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(Original post by StriderHort)
No, If Americans try to pronounce the U in 'Mum' 3 of their ribs crack, they just can't do it.
They also have to ability to walk up to any human person they've never encountered before and strike up a conversation like friends, dropping their name into each sentence. I wish I had that ability.
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Men don't mansturate, period!
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i always here they british ppl say it

its annoying af but my american friends dont
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periodt.
menstrual cyclet.
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Only loud beckys say period.


Chads and staceys don't say period. They don't need to prove their point. They are respected.
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It means full stop in America, but is commonly used in AAVE (African American Vernacular English. Ebonics).
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its meant to be 'mum'😭
That depends on your dialect, Brummies say mom.
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