Interrobang

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    In celebration of National Punctuation Day last year, my favorite interrobang. Drawn by Christian Schwartz for his Amplitude.

    The reason that the original interrobang didn't catch on is because it looks like this: ‽ Were it designed more thoughtfully like Christian's, it might be part of our standard character set and basic punctuation today.

    Yourmung, rivalee, Least Wanted, d2s, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. litherland 68 months ago | reply

      Thank you. Interrobang is my new favorite word, even outstripping astonisher.

      As for the serial comma, I was so committed to it for so long; I really did try. When the NYT ditched it, I finally gave up. It still makes more sense to me than the alternative, though. It feels balanced, logical.

    2. Stewf 68 months ago | reply

      Don't give up, lither. Sticking to one's esoteric grammatical standards is what makes a true geek. I'm not giving up on typeface vs. font either.

    3. litherland 68 months ago | reply

      Yes, I saw that recently. The song vs. MP3 distinction is brilliant.

    4. Chris LT 60 months ago | reply

      Hi Stewf

      I'm a freelance copy editor and proofreader. Just wondering if you'd mind if I use your interrobang image for the front page of my website?

      Kind regards
      Chris

    5. Stewf 60 months ago | reply

      No problem. Just link back to the source.

    6. Chris LT 60 months ago | reply

      Excellent. Thanks Stewf!

      Just to clarify, the source is you (i.e., I put a link under the photo back to your flickr profile)?

      Just want to make sure I get it right!

      Kind regards
      Chris

    7. Stewf 60 months ago | reply

      Link to this page.

    8. paulpablopawel 59 months ago | reply

      I used your picture in my Blog: www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues/2009/03/13/counsel-fee-fro/
      If you object, I will remove it; alternativley, Thank You.

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