Can someone please inform me what is the significance of putting "." in the middle of words is? I must confess I have absolutely no clue why this is done...is this a blogging thing I should be aware of? Here are a few examples of those I do and don't understand:
1.) res.pira.tory ther.a.pist (Tammy, I'm not picking on you this was just the last one I noticed): I don't understand why the "." is there....is this writer preference? is it making a statement I don't know about?
2.) Chris.mas: This one I sort of understand and interpret it as the same meaning as xmas, where as some people prefer to leave the whole word "christ" out so the "." replaces the "t"....am I right on that?
3.) Every.Single.Moment :This one I understand completely because the "." is at the end of an entire word where the author wants the whole world to be emphasized on it's own. That's cool, I get that, hell I just used my own example of something I've written.
However, sometimes I just don't understand the ".". Can someone enlighten me? =)