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    Question The phrase "period"

    Dear all,

    I sometimes come across people use the phrase "period" in their writing (forum comments, etc...)

    Here's an example: "...And I was not disappointed, period."

    May I know what does it mean there?

    Thanks for reading.

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    Default Re: The phrase "period"

    Quote Originally Posted by whitechalk View Post
    Dear all,

    I sometimes come across people use the phrase "period" in their writing (forum comments, etc...)

    Here's an example: "...And I was not disappointed, period."

    May I know what does it mean there?

    Thanks for reading.
    It means 'full stop' as in '.'
    Generally, it's a way of saying that everything that needs to be said has been said.
    It's often (usually?) used in an arrogant way that cuts off any further input to a conversation. "I'm right. You're wrong. Period."

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    Default Re: The phrase "period"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It means 'full stop' as in '.'
    Generally, it's a way of saying that everything that needs to be said has been said.
    It's often (usually?) used in an arrogant way that cuts off any further input to a conversation. "I'm right. You're wrong. Period."
    Thank you, Raymott, for your explanation.

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