Punctuation With A Double Punch

The punctuation mark that combines a question mark with an exclamation point is called an "interrobang." This double-duty punctuation mark was invented in 1962 by a New York copywriter, who almost named the new symbol the "exclamaquest."

What the Heck is an INTERROBANG‽

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The interrobang is the symbol that combines the question mark with the exclamation point. 00:07

  2. The interrobang punctuation mark was invented by a New York copywriter in 1962. 00:34

  3. The interrobang punctuation mark was almost called the "exclamaquest." 00:55

Written by Curiosity Staff July 10, 2015