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Poll: Awesomest punctuation mark ever:
  • 37.7% - ! 606
  • 12.1% - ? 194
  • 5.6% - : 90
  • 31.1% - ; 499
  • 4.9% - , 78
  • 8.7% - other (specify in comments) 140
1607 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

falconknight06


quality posts: 0 Private Messages falconknight06

You guys forgot the best punctuation mark, the interobang!

jeanerz13


quality posts: 9 Private Messages jeanerz13

Other -- I like the tilde (~) and upside down question mark (¿) I guess I'm a fan of Spanish punctuation. Asterisk (*) is pretty cool too. Poor comma... no one loves comma...

Edit: looks like comma got some love as I was typing my comment...

Maverick82


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falconknight06 wrote:You guys forgot the best punctuation mark, the interobang!



Nailed it!

shover


quality posts: 5 Private Messages shover

~ `
not sure if these count, but they are great because most users do not know the name of them You can use these as a character for an end users password and see how long it takes them to find it

DelandSIV


quality posts: 0 Private Messages DelandSIV

Really‽ Really‽ What's better than the interrobang‽

psm321


quality posts: 20 Private Messages psm321

what about the utilitarian (.)?

jennieturner


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jennieturner

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flagg34


quality posts: 0 Private Messages flagg34

( is awesome. It's a beginning.

wyzard28


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wyzard28

Another vote for the ubiquitous interrobang, as in:

"I just drank what?!" -- Socrates

Kulock


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falconknight06 wrote:You guys forgot the best punctuation mark, the interobang!



Truer words have not been spoken.

*hums*
Interrobang bang
Bang bang bang
I'm gunna interrobang bang you into my life...

mamawoot


quality posts: 7 Private Messages mamawoot

interobang!?

zekecatz


quality posts: 193 Private Messages zekecatz

userx


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. . .

maxikyd


quality posts: 4 Private Messages maxikyd

the brackets are the awesomest. Useful for both Math and English, the brackets allow a writer to put in an aside [like the note I have here] or add editorial notes or corrections in the middle of quoted material.

TheHimps


quality posts: 0 Private Messages TheHimps
falconknight06 wrote:You guys forgot the best punctuation mark, the interobang!



+1

mudman2007


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mudman2007

­

ganome


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ganome

I am TOTALLY SHOCKED⸮ You people over looked The percontation point aka punctus percontativus or rhetorical question mark, also known as an ironicon! I mean EVERYONE knows about it⸮ I'm sure it was just an over site⸮ I'm so totally sure you wont need a wiki link to explain it⸮ Seeing how smart you are⸮ But I'll leave it hear anyways not that you'll need it seeing that you already know everything about punctuation⸮ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony_punctuation

Assassin15


quality posts: 161 Private Messages Assassin15

Looks like the woot poll creators ran out of ideas tonight! But since you asked, I can't decide between ! and ?...

PULL UP YOUR SKIRT, WE'RE ON A MISSION/
WE NEED A HERO, NOT A POLITICIAN - "Panhammer" by Phinehas

thezar


quality posts: 0 Private Messages thezar

The interobang, of course. The question mark overlayed by the exclamation mark. Just match the dots at the bottom and there you've got it... whatever it is.

stygiania


quality posts: 6 Private Messages stygiania

‽ Lots of interrobang love here.

Six Woots
Fifteen Shirt.Woots
Five Kids.Woots

Mikemcg87


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Mikemcg87

Voted other for interrobang- but I'm glad semicolon is getting some love.

ivioo


quality posts: 6 Private Messages ivioo

‽ or ¿

Shut up and take my money...again

cengland0


quality posts: 11 Private Messages cengland0

I like the period (.). Few sentences are complete without it.

j-o-h-n


quality posts: 4 Private Messages j-o-h-n

The @ which gave us both email and "Hatless Atlas" (to the tune of twinkle twinkle little star):

^<@<.@*
}"_# |
-@$&/_%
!( @|=>
;`+$?^?
,#"~|)^G


hat less at less point at star
backbrace double base pound space bar
dash at cash and slash base rate
wow open tab at bar is great
semi backquote plus cash huh DEL
comma pound double tilde bar close BEL

Higher prices AND crappier blanks, no thank you

billblinn


quality posts: 1 Private Messages billblinn

The interobang (combination of ! and ?) is clearly the mark that should be held in awe. Isn't it!?

Hardebeck


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Hardebeck

. End of story.

wyckedpixie


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wyckedpixie

I have deep and abiding love for the tilde ~ and the ellipsis ...

semmes


quality posts: 0 Private Messages semmes

Come on, the elipsis go on forever and ever and...

xmason99


quality posts: 1 Private Messages xmason99

What, no *nix shell scripters here?

Shebang, Shebang!

#!

'nuff said.

SuperTully


quality posts: 32 Private Messages SuperTully

The question mark. Why? Because it's on the Big Orphaned Cetacea image!

NJT - Woot!

Metallia


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Metallia

Voted 'other' for the interrobang- why use two punctuation marks when one will do?

jrhodes976


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jrhodes976

I personally never heard of the interrobang or whatever, I'll go for a tie between
...
*
~

Benanov


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Benanov
falconknight06 wrote:You guys forgot the best punctuation mark, the interobang!



+1 on ‽

cappomutato


quality posts: 19 Private Messages cappomutato
falconknight06 wrote:You guys forgot the best punctuation mark, the interobang!



My vote!

yay taco

CaptRobThePirate


quality posts: 1 Private Messages CaptRobThePirate

I myself prefer the ampersand, thought it's not really a punctuation per se... & is just so classy looking though.

~CaptRob
http://www.youtube.com/procrastinationpics

epicsatyr


quality posts: 0 Private Messages epicsatyr

Semicolon FTW!


; its the start of a wink, and has help me get laid many-a-times. Just add hyphen and an end parenthesis, and you could win over anyone..... anyone ;-)

mmk1220


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mmk1220

I vote for the ellipse...


"I'm going to miss you while I'm in Chicago! Will you miss me?"

"...Of course!"

"You're an ass"

iambagels


quality posts: 0 Private Messages iambagels

Interrobang FTW ‽

wlroes


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wlroes

Why so little love for the colon.
everybody enjoys the colon from time to time.