23: Interrobangs and Octothorps and Emoji—Oh, My!

23: Interrobangs and Octothorps and Emoji—Oh, My! Looking Over Life

James and Shawn talk about feeling middle-aged. The conversation covers the excitement over a new stove range to grumpiness over the way Gen-Z disregards punctuation and the meanings of words. It's been a hot minute since we've been able to talk, and we literally knocked our heads against the wall until we were through. We also looked at an email question from listener Sonya about fasting. We'll be reading the book God's Chosen Fast in preparation for a future episode. Please join us. What's your take on changing language and punctuation usage? Do you use periods in your texts? Let us know in an email! Email: lookingoverlife@gmail.com Website: lookingoverlife.com Patreon: patreon.com/lookingoverlife Zvezda Russian module leak Russian anti-satellite missile test draws condemnation from space companies and countries | Space How many satellites orbit Earth? | Live Science Kessler Syndrome and the space debris problem | Space Octothorpe / Hashtag / Pound sign / Number sign Emoticon – Wikipedia Emoji – Wikipedia “No More Periods When Texting. Period.” – NYT article “Young People Don’t Trust Anyone Who Uses This Punctuation Mark” – NYP article “Does This Punctuation Make Me Sound Angry?” – Everyday Research article “Writing, Technology, and Teens” – Pew Research article The Lost Generation (contemporaries of Gertrude Stein) Interrobang – Wikipedia Word Matters – Podcast by Merriam-Webster editors Emojipedia God’s Chosen Fast by Arthur Wallis

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James and Shawn are two friends who like to talk about life. Science, grammar, parenting, spirituality—they're like to discuss it.

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