Saturday, June 09, 2007

Interrowhat‽


While listening to the Grammar Girl podcast yesterday, I learned about a new punctuation mark. Honestly, I don't know how new it is, maybe I wasn't paying attention in class that day.

It is called an interrobang and is used in suprised questions. For example ...

What‽ You won the lottery‽


The name makes sense to a computer geek, as it is an interogerative and the "!" is called a bang in unix (computer operating system and C programming) speak.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Oh, yes, I remember the 'bang'. I like this symbol, maybe it will show up on future keyboards.