NB Sometimes known as a "period".
Teacher: "Jane, you've missed your periods in this essay. Maybe you should look at Jenny's work, she's got periods all over the paper."
. is a dot and this dot is all powerful in the world of literature. IT STOPS THE DREADED SENTENCE IN ITS PATH.
Note: This does not apply to the practical and traditional use of the period, especially when capitalization and other punctuation exist within the text. That is grammatical correctiveness, and not just some damn way to express a total and annoying state of nonchalant moodiness.
See a Zumiez gift card or T shirt or sarcastic, delved-in-internet-culture friend for reference.
Person B: im ok. i guess.
Person A: you sure? you don't sound so well..
Person B: are u done talking yet. kthx.
thx zumiez. way to fcking further teenage angst bullshit.