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originally posted by: ketsuko
Most people like to throw them around for stylistic reasons (I do it too to be honest). The ellipses' intended purposes is not to signal a dramatic pause unless you are a novelist writing dialogue or a first person point of view. In formal writing, it is used to signal that you have cut out part of quoted text.
What is lacking today is the creativity and vocabulary needed to independently produce all those forms and the level of general literacy in the population required to understand them once produced.