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David Rees And The Death Of The Exclamation Mark

by | 8th, March 2008

exclamation-mark.jpg DAVID Rees has a question : “What’s the maximum number of exclamation points you can post to your blog in one day?”

In Fleet Street the exclamation mark was known as “The Screamer!” It now lacks any power. Overused! And undervalued! LOL!!

The blog exclamation mark is the grammatical emoticon , those symbols that reveal the writer to be the sort of person who quotes scenes from films, eats their own bogies and has a Crazy Frog ringtone (and not just as one Anorak writer reserves for his wife).

Says Rees:

Between this and this and this, blogging could get insane this weekend. So I’m stockpiling exclamation points now.

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