A friend’s 12-year-old daughter once said that in her view, a single exclamation point is fine, as is three, but never two. My friend asked her where this rule came from and the girl said, “Nowhere. It’s just something you learn.”Yes, the Internet has ruined our grammar forever. Who knew that adding a period at the end of a text message conveys sarcasm?
. . . a period just comes off as sarcastic (“Good job on the dishes.”)