The Exclaimer- This kind of guy, sprinkles exclamation marks
everywhere in a misguided attempt to sound friendly.
A useful rule of thumb in this fiery furnace of psuedo-news may be to pay no attention whatsoever to anything that carries the aforesaid exclamation mark
, and leave its (mis) user to go and have a lie down.
The exclamation mark
is meant to capture the zany fun of a Bob Hope-Bing Crosby road movie.
Finally, near the back wall of the exhibition space, three brushy plastic three-dimensional exclamation marks
(each titled Exclamation Point [Chartreuse
Question and exclamation marks
and the like are unacceptable," he said.
I must also inform several real estate companies that I have no desire to attend a special pre-launch sale of Ajman apartments, no matter how many exclamation marks
follow the word 'SALE'.
They are probably the indie-est band in the world with seven members, a violin, cardigans, balloons decorating the venue, more exclamation marks
than is healthy and a Friends of the Earth stall at the back by the merchandise stall.
They put exclamation marks
instead of question marks.
Think of the real estate agent's home multiple-listing service and count the exclamation marks
Truss gives easy to understand instructions as to where and when and how to use such wonderful marks as apostrophes, commas, dashes, colons, semicolons, exclamation marks
, ellipses, parentheses, brackets, and more.
Surprisingly, Ms Truss appears to disagree somewhat with the words of H W Fowler: "An excessive use of exclamation marks
is a certain indication of an unpractised writer or of one who wants to add a spurious dash of sensation to something unsensational.
After all these years, and goodness knows how many expense-account miles, my think-bubble still fills with anticipatory asterisks and exclamation marks
at the prospect of meeting someone new.
BTW, notice the absence of exclamation marks
, the overuse of which INCREASES the aroma of hype and a resulting YEAH, SURE response.
While the punctuation in these chapters may verge for some on hyperbole (for example, one page contains three exclamation marks
, albeit nonconsecutive), this is understandable; the astonishing volume and nature of the information almost warrants such typographical drama.
In the Iraq case, exclamation marks
were placed where question marks should have been used".