Another Fun Fact

[stextbox id=”warning” caption=”Did You Know?”]The exclamation point was originally called the “explanation point”, and was intended to indicate that a statement was factual, as in, “Paris is in France!” The usage was eventually dropped because it seemed like everything being written was too exciting.[/stextbox]


  1. i like randomly inserting the number 1 into strings of explanation points (i.e. lol omfg!!!!!1!!!!!).

    it makes it seem like i accidentally took my pinky off the shift key but in reality i punched in the 1 on purpose.

    also, when a question requires extra emphasis, the explanation point should FOLLOW the question mark (YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING?!).

    proper punctuation trumps getting excited although getting excited is also fun. the 1 can be placed at any point after the question mark but it must be accompanied by at least two explanation points.

  2. That would make a great research paper topic for a paper about a punctuation mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As for me, I’m more concerned about the apostrophe. There is talk of apostrophe abolishment””””””””!!! Can you imagine a keyboard without an apostrophe?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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