The rise and fall of the interrobang

How the internet could revive a 60-year-old punctuation mark

“YOU did WHAT?!” At times of high excitement, mirth or outrage, a mere question mark may not suffice. Using a question mark in conjunction with an exclamation mark or two can help convey the urgency of a question. But why, in an age when thoughts are limited to 140 characters, should it be necessary to use two punctuation marks where one could do? The answer to this pressing question is the interrobang. The odd-looking squiggle, a question-exclamation hybrid, is more than 50 years old, but has never quite caught on. Could this be its moment? (Could it‽)

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