It’s National Punctuation Day! Seriously.
I know you’re as excited as I am.
I’m all for nerd holidays… I celebrated Square Root Day and Pi Day and stuff. But really , why should math people have all the fun? :)
I can’t think of a better reason to share a couple of my Favorite Punctuation Marks Nobody’s Heard Of. If I could find them on my keyboard, I would totally use them.
‽ The Interrobang.
Sometimes just a question mark won’t do. So you could go with the ?! combo. But an interrobang is so much more efficient. Just stack a ? and a ! and boom — rhetorical/surprised question. This little guy never really took off, but perhaps it could have a Twitter renaissance? I mean, it would save a whole character in a tweet that’s running long.
؟ The Irony Mark.
AKA the “snark” or “zing,” this backwards question mark indicates irony, sarcasm, or some other level of meaning. Genius! Think of all the misunderstood e-mail trouble that could have been resolved with a simple punctuation mark! Also, this would be a great replacement for “lol j/k” and would save a whopping 7 characters on Twitter! Everyone wins!
Anyone have a favorite punctuation mark, standard or not? Please share, and help me believe I’m not the only one this nerdy. :)
Or maybe you’re not fully convinced of the awesomeness of punctuation yet. That’s okay. Just know that punctuation can be funny too.
Friendly reminder… the North! Or Be Eaten giveaway is still on! Drop a comment and join in if you haven’t yet. Winner to be announced on Saturday. That is all.