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The Interrobang

Postby locke » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:23 am

So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Petra456 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:03 pm

I am seeing the interrobang everywhere, it's crazy!
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby elfprince13 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:21 pm

What is the purpose of this topic‽
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Luet » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:07 pm

Good question. It seems like a complete randomness type thing.
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Rei » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:31 pm

I have always loved the interrobang.
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby elfprince13 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:55 pm

Good question. It seems like a complete randomness type thing.
I think you missed out on the joke inherent in my choice of punctuation :P
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Mich » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:13 pm

So, if we do not use the character, which order do you, personally believe it should go in? I tend to stick with "which is this sentence more of, an exclamation, or a question?"

So:

"What are you doing here?!"

And "I just wanted to know how you feel!?"

Okay, so the latter rarely happens or makes any sense. But I feel like I have to justify my use of "!?" for years in some way, before being told the "proper" way is "?!"
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby jotabe » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:01 am

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Re: The Interrobang

Postby starlooker » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:56 am

I definitely go with?! The primary function of the sentence is a question, the exclamation point is just emphasis.

Also, bang. Bang. Bangity-bang. I said a-bang bang bang, bangity-bang.

That goes through my head every time I read this thread title.
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Petra456 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:59 am

I always, always go "!?" just on how they look together. I have no clue if that's the proper way (or if there even is a proper way). This "?!" just looks wrong and feels like trying to shove two magnets together with the same pole.
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Mich » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:10 am

I always, always go "!?" just on how they look together. I have no clue if that's the proper way (or if there even is a proper way). This "?!" just looks wrong and feels like trying to shove two magnets together with the same pole.
That's how I always felt, but I was harshly corrected. By many places on the internet. :(
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:08 am

Also, bang. Bang. Bangity-bang. I said a-bang bang bang, bangity-bang.
Me, too!



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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Petra456 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:16 am

That's how I always felt, but I was harshly corrected. By many places on the internet. :(
Aww, man. Now it's going to be like when you learn a song lyric a certain way and love it only to find out you've been singing it wrong the entire time. It just feels off.
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:38 am

I definitely go with?! The primary function of the sentence is a question, the exclamation point is just emphasis.
So much this. I never heard of doing it !? until this thread. That makes me think of people who state things as questions because they're unsure rather than someone asking a question enthusiastically/incredulously.
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby elfprince13 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:32 am

I definitely go with?! The primary function of the sentence is a question, the exclamation point is just emphasis.
So much this. I never heard of doing it !? until this thread. That makes me think of people who state things as questions because they're unsure rather than someone asking a question enthusiastically/incredulously.
Sorry !?ers, I'm with Alea on this one.
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby Syphon the Sun » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:28 pm

I never heard of doing it !? until this thread. That makes me think of people who state things as questions because they're unsure rather than someone asking a question enthusiastically/incredulously.
Ditto.
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Re: The Interrobang

Postby locke » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:49 pm

I'm just amazed this is a real punctuation mark that has been around for decades.
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.


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