Punctuation Love, Or, There’s a Mark For That!

Was toddling around and found this old article about punctuation marks that are extremely specific, denote all sorts of useful stuff, but aren’t in wide use.

My favourite parts include:

9. SARCMARK

The SarcMark (short for “sarcasm mark”) was invented, copyrighted and trademarked by Paul Sak, and while it hasn’t seen widespread use, Sak markets it as “The official, easy-to-use punctuation mark to emphasize a sarcastic phrase, sentence or message.” Because half the fun of sarcasm is pointing it out [SarcMark].

10. SNARK MARK

This, like the copyrighted SarcMark, is used to indicate that a sentence should be understood beyond the literal meaning. Unlike the SarcMark, this one is copyright free and easy to type: it’s just a period followed by a tilde.

And…

Which I send out to all you faithful followers and readers of my blog.

Have fun finding out if there’s a mark for that!

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