Using a full stop like this in texts, chat messages and emails could imply that you have bad news.
Friend sends me a chat message that’s just “Hey.”
Me: oh my god what’s with the period has someone died
(Reader, it was fine.)
— Gretchen McCulloch (@GretchenAMcC) 7 February 2019
Source: Portentous periods (Language Log)
When searching the internet, you can limit your search to a particular website or type of website. Put the word site: (with the colon) in front of a domain name such as uea.ac.uk or ac.uk.
For example, you could use these search terms to find information on Chinese societies at different universities:
|Limit search to these websites
||chinese society site:uea.ac.uk
||chinese society site:ed.ac.uk
|any British university
||chinese society site:ac.uk
|any American university
||chinese society site:edu
Some other examples of searches:
- probiotics site:nhs.uk
- visas site:gov.au
- peace site:mfa.gov.kp
The site: operator works on Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo.
For more information, see our Researching page.