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Punctuation porn.

January 12, 2012 \am\31 7:00 am

From 14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed:

Just because you’re excited about something doesn’t mean you have to end the sentence.

Psssh, I knew almost all of these punctuation marks existed and I even knew their proper names, though I admit I thought the ‘snark’ was just an internet joke (and I mean, I don’t particularly like it, I think it robs us of some mystery and that ‘I-get-it’ feeling of complicity (elitism? perhaps)), but being a long-time shameless fan of the much maligned, and, I maintain, certainly not useless semicolon, I am most nerdily excited by the invention of the ‘exclamation comma’ and the ‘question comma’.

I see a great deal of potential in them; I myself have been exclaiming in the middles of sentences for ages!* and I cannot for the life of me imagine why they’re not more popular (well, maybe I can.)

*Sadly a 30-second google search for the ‘exclamation comma’ character symbol yielded 0 hits. If you have one, share in the comments. Together! we possibly might make this happen maybe.

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