Re: Punctuation character (inverted interrobang) proposed

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Wed Sep 07 2005 - 13:56:21 CDT

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    > There is a reason why you so seldom see ?! or !? in books, excepting some juvenile novels:
    > most authors and copy editors know the difference between a question and an exclamation
    > and they decide which is appropriate. They do not leave the status of an utterance
    > ambiguous.

    Ah, the tyranny of the copy editors! This, too, shall pass, when all the
    current 2nd grade teachers retire and the current 2nd graders become
    copy editors!

    > I have about a thousand books sitting around me, and I'd be hard pressed to
    > find ?! in any of them.

    You must not have many comic books among them, then -- particularly ones of the
    manga variety. ;-)


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