Re: Punctuation character (inverted interrobang) proposed

From: Marion Gunn (
Date: Wed Oct 19 2005 - 05:08:04 CST

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    I have to agree with what John says below.

    Scríobh John Hudson:
    > ...
    > I have no major objection to the existence and use of the interrobang in this expressive
    > way, and more than I object to Japanese schoolgirls dotting their i's with hearts. What
    > I'm objecting to is the claim that it is a 'punctuation mark', which implies a grammatical
    > function. Insofar as the interrobang confuses the two distinct grammatical constructions
    > normally distinguished by the question and exclamation marks, one could call it an
    > anti-punctuation mark; it actually diminishes the grammatical information available to the
    > reader.
    > John Hudson

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