The class are confused

This topic is something which becomes salient to some Americans quadrennially.

Of course, in this year, it might not be as salient since Team USA are not in the World Cup.

As it turns out, however, I have seen this grammatical idiosyncrasy elsewhere.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 339] Period

There are several ways that this post could go, as the word “period” has quite a few different denotations.  Well, since this post will be G-rated, it’s not referring to menstruation.  It’s not directly related to school either (well, maybe in a way).  And although I work with periodic boundary conditions in my research, I won’t bore you with those details.

Instead, it’s about the seemingly-innocuous dot at the end of sentences!

NOTE: This is an Audio-Optional Post.  The post is transcribed at the end in a YouTube video.

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