Friday, June 22, 2012

Interrobang?!

Dear Madame L,

I know you already did your "Weird Word of the Week" for this week. But check out this word I just found explained on my friend Kathy Kidd's blog: Interrobang!

Can you tell your Dear Readers more about this?

Sincerely,

Blown Away by a New and Bizarre Punctuation Mark


Dear Blown Away,

You mean you've never ended a sentence with a question mark and then an exclamation point, or an exclamation point followed by a question mark?!

Madame L is happy to hear that, because if SHE were your English teacher, she would have deducted points for such usage.

However, as your friend Kathy notes in her blog, there really is such a thing, which can also be called an interrabang, and here's what it looks like:


Best (!?),

Madame L

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Hah. If Brother Gerald, my 7th Grade teacher saw that, he would slap me up the side of my head.

I would have to be shooting spit-wads to be hit hard enough to lift me out of my seat, but for using an "interrobang!" I would just have a ringing left ear.

And what's this "deduct points"?!?? That's SISSY FLOGGING punishment!#!
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