We’ve all heard the saying, “Sign on the dotted line,” and we know what that means. We know the three dots of an ellipsis mean words are missing. We know a dot at the end of a sentence shows the sentence has been completed. Dotting the letter “i” with a heart means you’re either young or a true romantic.
Some days, when you get up late after writing for half the night, your eyes can be tired and you might even see dots before them. It’s true it happened to me last week. I had written a blog post and decided to include a youtube video. I was in a hurry and needed the link to paste to my post. I accidentally put a dot between the “you” and the “tube.” OMG!
It was a porn site and not a pretty one, (are they ever?) although to tell the truth I was so shocked that I closed my eyes while I deleted the darn site, so I didn’t see much. Then I sat back and worried that somehow someone would know that I’d been there and then all the perverts in the world would swarm my email and send me links to other porn sites. I trembled in fear. I do not want that ugly in my nice computer space.
So if you’re tempted, if you’re curious and you want to go see if I’m telling the truth, insert that dot between the words, it’s your choice. But for me, I’d rather stick a fork in my eye. It took me two days to get those visuals out of my memory. My advice, drink your coffee before you go running around the internet in a rush to make something pretty. You never know what is out there lurking … waiting for a missed or added dot.