Truman Overby
Interrobang We need a movement to make the interrobang common, accepted and loved. What do you think?!
May 2, 2018 2:15 PM
Comments · 45

We are in desperate need or a movement as you said to convince people to use

punctuation in the first place :P Accepting punctuation and loving it would be great ;)

I get text messages that has no punctuation at all! Needless to say I suffer reading

them because I have no idea when a sentence starts or ends! Sometimes the whole

context changes without punctuation! 

I've never heard of interrobang ‽ until now though. Very interesting :) 

May 2, 2018

Thank goodness, there is an inverted interrobang. I was worrying about Spanish speakers.

⸘Interrobangs--en serio‽

May 3, 2018

The combination of a character with a stroke through it looks rather like some kind of currency symbol; $, ฿,₵, ₲, €. Perhaps the interrobang would be a good currency symbol for a country with a dubious currency.

May 3, 2018

The percontation point, a reversed question mark later referred to as a rhetorical question mark and used at the end of a question that does not require an answer—a rhetorical question. Its use died out in the 17th century.

A rhetorical question is a question that you ask without expecting an answer or may not have an answer, or may have an obvious answer.

Rhetorical Questions with Obvious Answers

Is rain wet?
Do you want to be a big failure for the rest of your life?
Can fish swim?
Can birds fly?
Do dogs bark?
Do pigs fly?
Are you stupid?
Do liars lie?

Rhetorical Questions That Have No Answers

What is the meaning of life?
How many times do I have to tell you not to yell in the house?
Why me?
Who cares?
Why bother?
How should I know?
Could I possibly love you more?

When a Rhetorical Question Would be Asked

-  A woman tells her husband she is pregnant and shows him the pregnancy test. He says "Are you serious?"
-  A boss is yelling at his staff member for a major mistake. He says "Do you want to get fired?"
-  A child is asking for a very expensive toy. His parent says "Do you think that money just grows on trees?"
-  A friend asks if you like hamburgers, which are your favorite meal. You say "Is rain wet?"
May 3, 2018
Nope, sorry. I couldny be at it.
May 2, 2018
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