Off topic: 8 New and Necessary Punctuation Marks we desperately need
Thread poster: Ty Kendall

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:22
Hebrew to English
Feb 28, 2013

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Source: http://www.collegehumor.com/article/6872071/8-new-and-necessary-punctuation-marks


 

Sonia Rubio  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:22
English to Spanish
So funny! Feb 28, 2013

I can picture myself using some of them...icon_smile.gif

 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:22
Spanish to English
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Superellipsis Feb 28, 2013

No, no, no! Don't give the Spanish yet another chance to use "puntos suspensivos"....


Thanks Ty.

Best wishes

Noni


 

Sylvie Chartier  Identity Verified
Canada
Member (2010)
English to French
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Love it Feb 28, 2013

Sonia Rubio wrote:

I can picture myself using some of them...icon_smile.gif


I agree with Sonia and I can imagine people I know and which punctuation mark would so and so use...

Thank you for making my day!!


 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 05:22
Member (Apr 2018)
French to English
Absolutely hilarious Mar 1, 2013

I'm sure there are plenty more just waiting to be invented !

How about one to specify that "I was just kidding there"? Would save a lot of arguments on the Net for a start.
Of course we'd then need a "Actually I'm being totally serious" too.

And another one for people who like to use an interrogative tone when it's not a question (which I take to be sort of short for "you know what I mean"?)

And how about a special sign for brackets within brackets? We have single and double quotation marks so we can use one then the other for speech within speech, but brackets within brackets are absolutely vital for people like me who love digressions!

And a punctuation equivalent for a smiley banging his head against the wall...


Feel like designing them Ty?


[Edited at 2013-03-01 22:44 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-03-01 22:44 GMT]


 


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