Lol, we even say it in Arabic. So this style is international my friend, Nuqta! (نقطة)
And if we want to be even more convincing, we say: point on the line!
Nuqta ala elsater! (نقطة على السطر)
I don't if that is said in Hebrew, though. Can we say: נקודה על השורה?
Our officer in the military school used to say it as well. The people who write their arguments on a paper has natural tendency to say it, as it is a "transcription" of a writen language into spoken one. Stimmt, meine Deutsche Kolegin? :-)
More exactly this is a former practice of people who dictate their thoughts to a typist or secretary. Say my boss, a lawyer, had such sentences as long as 1800 characters (sic!), before he said Period.