Reflections on Odd Punctuation

September 4, 2008

I’m not sure why, but it always weirds me out when someone using punctuation a space or several spaces after the end of a sentence. Especially excessive punctuation.

Example: “Congrats !!!!” or “Hello ????”

Does anyone else notice that, too, or is it just me?

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Dave September 5, 2008 at 9:08 am

I am guilty :)

Yes I do notice that only because I do practice that once in a while. I myself can’t seem to put reason to it but I guess I am just trying to wear out my keyboard.

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Rebecca September 5, 2008 at 9:56 am

It’s just you.

HEE!!!!!

I am extremely perfunctory with my grammar and etc, but when writing prose, I think !!!! and ???? is expressive. It leaves no doubt as to what the writer is getting across. Kind of like punctuation emoticons. You know what I mean? You know what I mean?????

lol!

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Louise September 5, 2008 at 11:10 am

I do it sometimes. Other times I’m thinking leave me alone with your over expressive punctuation. Hmm, I probably can’t have it both ways. Oh well. I love the name of your blog.

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Patrick D. September 6, 2008 at 2:20 am

I have this quirk where ending punctation must be odd numbers. For example, one exclamation mark is fine. Two is wrong. Three is the next okay one. Four is right out. See where this is going??? Same thing for question marks.

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Kelly Cal September 9, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Well, honestly, i don’t notice such a punctuations. As far as me, i have caught myself sometimes to do such mistakes when i type in hurry, so for some it is just a mistake probably.
But obviously for some it is normal. The thing that drives me crazy is when i don’t see space after punctuations like: “,this.Or this.”

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