For me a full stop will always be a nice, roly-poly hawaldar with a substantial paunch and a whistle.
Full stops must sometimes come under lots of pressure no? Like when you have this super duper long sentence with loads of meaning and emotion and all that and its just being reeled off really quickly….perhaps it feels like its facing an oncoming train. With the sole intention of stopping it. So it squeezes its (not inconsiderable) butt cheeks, closes its eyes and puts its hand out.
Or maybe that is a young, still green at the gills (yuck!) full stop. As they become more experience they probably become a lot more cocky and then, eventually, really calm and in control.
They probably sit around at the bar and trade stories about how they stopped these words…..or how they made the Prime Minister pause etc etc.
Wonder if they look down upon commas. “Hmpph what do they do, neither stop things nor start things…just a pause”
While the commas console themselves by reading poetry and thinking about the impact of a deep, meaningful silence.
I think the semi-colons are gonna get extinct. Either that or they are suffering from these major acid trips and dont really know what the fuck they are doing most of the time. Semi-colon. Fuck. It even sounds useless. Like half an anus, or three fourths of a intestine or something like that.
Another thing which babies and old people have in common is the lack of teeth. So when both of them laugh, they kinda look the same.
I have a friend who I admire muchly. I don’t think I have ever told him that though. Asshole.