Full Stop Punctuation Mark
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- A full stop (British English and Australian English) is the punctuation mark commonly placed at the end of sentences. In American English, the term used for this punctuation is period.  In the 21st century, it is often also called a dot by young people. In conversation, as opposed to linguistics, the term is often used to mean "the end of the matter" (For example, "we are calling a full stop to discussions on this subject".)
- The term full stop as the term of punctuation is rarely used by speakers in Canada, and virtually never in the United States. In American English, the phrase "full stop" is generally used only in the context of transport to describe the process of completely halting the motion of a vehicle. See, e.g., Seaboard Air Line Railway Co. v. Blackwell, Template:Ussc "under the laws of the state a train is required to come to a full stop 50 feet from the crossing", and Chowdhury v. City of Los Angeles, 38 Cal. App. 4th 1187 (1995) "Once the signals failed, the City could reasonably foresee that motorists using due care would obey the provisions of the Vehicle Code and make a full stop before proceeding when it was safe to do so".
- Truss, Lynn (2004). Eats, Shoot & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. New York: Gotham Books. p. 25. ISBN 1-592-40087-6.