There's one thing that you're adding to your messages that's putting her off, period. That's right, the humble period means something entirely different in text messages, according to a new study out of Binghamton University. Ever tried to explain the subtleties to a grandparent, or even a parent? Yeah, it's a tough one. From long pauses like the feared (...) before a message to emojis to stretched out words like "sooo," texting is a language all on its now (here's how to flirt with emojis).