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:
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.
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!
2 thoughts on “Punctuation Love, Or, There’s a Mark For That!”
Oh, very interesting.
I thought so too! I’ve always loved punctuation so the article was a real eye-opener.