We’re making up new punctuation now‽

RhetoricalQuestionMark

I knew that National Grammar Day was held every year on March 4 (get it?) but I didn’t know anything about National Punctuation Day. It’s held every September 24.

To commemorate it, Mental Floss put together an infographic of little-known punctuation marks. I’d never heard of any of them. And some are under copyright? I didn’t even know you could copyright punctuation. Some of the public domain ones include:

  • Interrobang ‽
  • Snark Mark .~
  • Rhetorical Question Mark (see image)

These are kind of fun, but I wouldn’t use them except in jest. I don’t think Strunk and White had anything to say about them, and I have a purist streak. But if it suits you, then freely use that Certitude Point.

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