Something has been puzzling me lately about British punctuation. There just does not seem to be enough of it. First of all there is the leaving off of the full-stop after “Dr” which in American would be “Dr.” But even more than that, it seems to come up in email too. I just received a note that looked like this:
Happy New Year
(content of the note) blah blah blah
My response would look likely look more like this:
Happy New Year to you too!
(content of the response) blah blah blah
What am I missing here? What’s with the aversion to commas and full-stops? It’s like trying to read e.e. cummings.