Also known as an elipsis, these three seemingly harmless dots are the most overused punctuation mark in the wapanese language. Especially common in manga and Final Fantasy games or other RPGs, they can usually be translated as "WTF? or as a thoughtful pause. More often than not the general translation is along the lines of the following
In some cases it is used as shorthand for
Punctuation... series of three dots... indicates the writer trailed off... without completing sentence... or thought... or has no idea how punctuation is used... since most web users are clueless idiots... the ellipsis is the most frequently used form of punctuation... especially favored by teenagers... who similarly avoid the baffling complexities of capitalization... by always using lower case... or upper case... whatever...
"..." is commonly used on Digg.com to mean "I have 5 seconds left and that's not enough time to edit my comment. Fuck you Digg. Here's a few dots."
—Elipses in action
|Ellipsis is part of a series on Language & Communication|