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Interrobang

Posted by Les Becker on December 16, 2007 in Little Bits of Stupid |

interrobang
I never knew it had a name…

I use it to denote incredulity, sarcasm, flabbergastedness (dontcha just love it when I make up words?!) wonderment, and often, when I don’t know what else to use. I’m impressed to discover that not only is there a name for it, but an actual punctuation-markish symbol to go along with the name.

I’m impressed beyond belief. If I were a little more “Prince”, I would change my name to the symbol. At least, you’d know how to pronounce it… sort of. It would be a good “name” for me, when you think about it. I can’t count the times I’ve seen this very symbol floating above people’s heads when I’ve made a perfectly clear (to me) statement about something or other.

Anyway, read up on it….

clipped from en.wikipedia.org

The interrobang (/?n’t?r?bæ?/) (?) is a rarely used, nonstandard English-language punctuation mark intended to combine the functions of the question mark (also called the interrogative point) and the exclamation mark (known in printers’ jargon as the bang). The typographical character is a superimposition of those two marks. The same effect is also frequently achieved by placing the exclamation point before or after the question mark; e.g., “How could you do such a thing!?” or “How could you do such a thing?!”

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Huh. You learn something new everyday.

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