Interrobang

It’s amazing what I come across randomly. I was musing on Flickr’s excessive use of exclamation marks and looked up the punctuation mark in Wikipedia. That led me to this article on the Interrobang – a combination of an exclamation mark and a question mark. It looks like it is a fad whose time has come and gone. I admit I never encountered it.

In theory it should display correctly above.

Regarding the exclamation mark (point) I like this quote from the Wikipedia article:

Overly frequent use of the exclamation mark is generally considered poor writing, for it distracts the reader and reduces the mark’s meaning.

Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own jokes.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Indeed!

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