Punctuation With A Double Punch

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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    The interrobang is the symbol that combines the question mark with the exclamation point. (0:07)

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    The interrobang punctuation mark was invented by a New York copywriter in 1962. (0:34)

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    The interrobang punctuation mark was almost called the "exclamaquest." (0:55)

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