Tuesday, June 05, 2007


The interrobang is a rarely used, nonstandard English-language punctuation mark intended to combine the functions of a question mark and an exclamation mark. The typographical character resembles those marks superimposed one over the other, and the name interrobang comes from interro - from interrogative - and bang - used to amplify the exclamation. In informal writing, the same effect is achieved by placing the exclamation point after or before the question mark; e.g., "How could you do such a thing!?"

13 comments:

Radish said...

The interrobang works really well as punctuation for the following What the fuck[interrobang]

Premium T. said...

Where can I get my own interrobang?!

C. Dale said...

Very few typefaces have interrobangs. Sad, because it is a wonderful piece of punction, especially for WTF!?

A. D. said...

WTF‽

;-)

(‽ for you HTML entity users.)

Are You Outside the Lines? said...

Sounds like a weapon out of science fiction! Love it!

My post today doesn't deal with obscure punctuation marks but rather 'big words' and obscure ones. Something in the air?

Jilly said...



cool! Thanks Peter (& AD)

Peter said...

Yes thanks for the code AD!

Collin said...

It sounds like group sex at Gitmo.

ReggieH said...

Where has this been all my life (Insert Interrobang here)

Pamela said...

Have you noticed that a brace of interrobangs would make a monogram of two P's (insert interrobang here)

Radish King said...

*snork*collin

Peter said...

Collin: Oh my. hehehe
PJP: Yes, it does like like a P, doesn't it! A P riding a unicycle.

This blog is a place to explore who you are and how that shapes your world. said...

Glad you liked my post! It's a mutual admiration society! ;-)

Just posted on a book inscription project you might like.