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‽

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

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