Do I need a comma in the phrase “Delicious and period”?

Not only consumers, but also philologists pay attention to the updated version of McDonald’s. “Delicious and period” — do we need some kind of punctuation mark here?

Constructions like “and a dot”, meaning a peremptory statement, are most often separated by commas, since these are not two equivalent members with a union, such as “tasty and fun". In & nbsp; her hit, the singer Natalie sings: “And I want a daughter from you, period, period.” Poems on all resources were written invariably with this sign.

Soviet classics also complained about the comma: “I’ll bring it, I told you, I’ll deliver it like a bride to the crown, period.” Mikhail Sholokhov, “Virgin Soil Upturned” (1959).

“I said my word, period. Don't be offended, Delik, you understand. Lev Kassil, “Be ready, Your Highness!” (1964).

However, a dash also separates such constructions. “Two friends served in the same regiment — and period! Konstantin Simonov, “The Case of Polynin” (1969).

“The hotel belongs to us, period. Polykhaev ". Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov, “The Golden Calf” (1931).

But there are also cases where there is no sign.

For example, Vasil Bykov. “But the ones in the white coats were relentless—not supposed to be, period.” Vasil Bykov, “Swamp” (2001).

As philologist Marina Koroleva writes in her telegram channel, the expression «dot» — this is a stable combination (phraseological unit). Used as an interjection. It means that the decision has been made and will be implemented. More often, a comma is placed before it, a dash can be placed. Sometimes it even becomes a separate sentence: “But I want. And period!". 

"Punctuation marks, it seems to me, appear in cases where “” pronounced with an affixing intonation. , — says the philologist.

So how is it right?

Writing «Delicious and period» you can use a comma, a dash, or without it at all.

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