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How Have I Never Heard Of This Before ‽

A friend introduced this one to me tonight as I often use these two punctuation marks in combination: "?" "!"

interrobang /in-ter-uh-bang/

Noun: A printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark and the exclamation point, indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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The first time I heard the word "interrobang" was when one of my college professors used it in a lecture. I thought he'd made it up just to mess with us. This was just slightly before the advent of the internet and smart phones, so my first stop after class was the library to look it up. Great word!

*laughs at the "slightly before the advent of the internet and smart phones" comment*

It is a great word isn't it ‽

Ron & Fez's (from Sirius/XM) website is theinterrobang dot com. When they started talking about it, that was the first time I'd ever heard the word. I just assumed they had coined it (and the meaning) themselves.

Apparently not, haha. We really do learn something new everyday don't we?

almost as in "do i really have to mow the lawn‽" interrobang!!!,
should I join the "i have learnt something new today" group on EP‽
its an aggressive or assertive question i guess, thanks for sharing....


You're welcome, anytime!