Read this company-wide communication, regarding employee tardiness.
Actually, the subject I have no issues with. That’s the time they want to start. The thoughts about different “nationalities and timeliness”, those I do think need some explaining. But those also didn’t prompt me to post. I am posting because of the glorious deployment of the DOTDOTDOT in this communication.
Used multiple times in this e-mail, DOTDOTDOTs, or ellipses points, have undergone a mutation in meaning over the last 10 to 14 years.
Look at the two statements:
1) Stop by when you get a chance. We should have a chat.
2) Stop by when you get a chance. We should have a chat…
Which sounds more threatening?
“Those ellipses…I think of them as verbal sniper bullets for chickenshits. Dot!-dot!-dot!s. See, back in my day, the regular mail day, one would never end correspondence with those doubt-inducing dotdotdots,‘…’You talked through the point you wanted to make—”
— Doc, Fearkiller
Learn more the DOTDOTDOT and its abuse/overuse during the years 2000 through 2010 in Fearkiller.