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Monday, February 27, 2012

My Exclamation.

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I know I do it.

It is a really bad habit and sometimes I go back and remove them or try and see if something can be altered to give the words the same effect.

But I love them.

One little sign that gives punch and humour and fun and power.

I overuse exclamation marks all the time.

But I am not really sorry.

I know I will continue to overuse them. But let it be known, I know that I do. I just can't help it. It is like a nail biting or smoking habit, one you know you should give up, but they just give you too much joy.

So my exclamation marks are here to stay!

But I don't do double exclamation marks, that is just wrong.

Is that okay?








16 comments:

  1. It's a curse of our generation! (even though I'm probably a teensy weensy bit older). Like you, I am restrained enough to avoid the double exclamation, very uncool. I am however also a victim of the ellipsis...

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    1. Same...and often mid sentence...quite uncool.

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  2. I do it too! I'm a double lover sometimes!!

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  3. I like to really make my point in triplicate!!!

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  4. If you do double does that make it bad? I double ALL THE TIME!!

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    1. Word on the street is that the double is taking things a little too far. Perhaps an extremist? But I say language and writing is fluid and ever changing, you can lead the cause of the double!!!

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  5. I use them way too much myself but am bugged by people who use 5 !!!!!! or 6 !!!!!! when 1 would do. That drives me a tad batty.

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  6. Haha! Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode when Elaine insisted on exclamation points. I LOVE exclamation points - and like you, will continue to use them no matter what anyone says! Hooray!!!

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  7. I use double, triple and even quadruple exclamation marks sometimes!!!! ot exactly sure why I do it!? It's almost like my finger gets stuck on the '!' key.

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  8. I overuse all forms of punctuation - I don't discriminate. A few ellipses here, an exclamation point there, (too many comma!); and some incorrectly used colons and semi colons: I know the rules, I just don't apply them!

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  9. I use heaps of exclamatin marks - always more than one !!!! My e-mals, letters, notes, everything would be heaps shorter without them. The only place I don't use them is in business letters.
    Love, hugs and positive energy.
    Me

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  10. I have been making a conscious effort to not one them at the end of every sentence. It does not always go well. I am also a serial offender... of the over use... of elipsis...

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  11. It's okay with me, if it's okay with you.

    And yes, just one is enough. Two is over the top!

    xx

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  12. Can you believe author Paul Jennings doesn't use them!

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