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She says someone's age and how often they use messaging apps can also affect how they use punctuation. Often these differences are more ificant than differences in nationality, Ms McCulloch - who is Canadian - argues.
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Using a full stop in messages seems to have similar connotations in both North America and the UK, she adds. However, there can be some cultural differences between countries - Americans and Canadians don't use "x" to denote a kiss at the end of a message, while Brits do, she says. Laziness rude chat linguistic creativity? Use of informal grammar and text slang in messaging can lead to accusations of dumbing down and making people lazy.
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