In honor of National Punctuation Day (my late mother would be so proud) http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/ (and some of youse moran's would do well to bookmark this site), I offer for your consideration what may be the most elegant but underappreciated punctuation mark ever devised, the Interrobang, rendered here in Palatino typefont.
Invented in 1972 by Martin K. Speckter, and intended to replace the clumsy concatenation of ! + ?, or if you prefer, ? + !, the Interrobang brilliantly captures both the end-of-sentence verbal upswing of ValSpeak, as well as the spontaneous disbelief that is best expressed in the popular WTF!? And what better way to end a rhetorical question?! But alas, it is not yet supported by many text applications, like this one, where the character is displayed like this:
But if it was supported, I'd use it all the time. Wouldn't you?!? â½
© 2010 David ¡¿ Kinne