Word History: Full stop ( . ) ✏️

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This point was first used as a sign for a reader to pause. Whether the point was low, middle or high on the line of text suggested how long the pause should be. In 1596, the point began to be used to mark the end of a sentence and was called a full stop. Since then, printers, writers and publishers have found other uses for this tiny mark in abbreviations, numbers and internet addresses.

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