Sunday, December 30, 2018

When You Learn Something New

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Ya just gotta luv it, or at least I do. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Interrobang: the big image on the left and as follows: .

Every now and then I find that I want pose a question along with an exclamation point. Like maybe this: "Do you really believe the earth is flat?!"

But now I can do this: "Do you really believe the earth is flat‽"

It's a legitimate piece of punctuation that I never knew about — the Interrobang.

You can use it in an html message like Blogger by typing 7#8253; (where you type & instead of 7 by holding down the shift key).

If you want to use an interrobang in Word, temporarily change the font to Wingdings2 and press the tilde ~ key. It's a bit of a pain but not all that onerous for such an exalted result. 😇

There is a way to do it on your phone, so I'll paste a link although I won't be bothered to actually use it: https://elanmorgan.com/blog/the-interrobang-what-it-is-awesome-and-how-to-get-it-also-awesome .

This information has made my day, possibly my year.

10 comments:

Tabor said...

Oh goody..more fun technology.

Anvilcloud said...

No not really. It was easier to do on a typewriter because you could backspace and type over the other punctuation mark.

Mage said...

Just lovely. I will try it out as soon as I get home. :)

Joanne Noragon said...

I'd probably use two interrobangs.

Jim Flack said...

Sure doesn't take much to entertain you these days! LOL! Think I'll just stick to !?.

William Kendall said...

That's the first time I've heard the term.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

New to me, but amusing to learn of it....My phone isn't smart, but I do have word.

MARY G said...

Neat. And I know just where I want to use it.

Jenn Jilks said...

Neat, indeed! How did you find it?!

Elan Morgan said...

You're welcome for the interrobang!