I couldn’t help but chuckle at this recent story from The Boston Globe on the overuse of exclamation points.
Remember when email first came into prevalence? I do. Suddenly writing in all caps meant you were virtually yelling at someone. Typing made it easier to EMPHASIZE YOUR WORDS in a way that handwriting just couldn’t. With a quick touch of command + b, u, or i your words could be bolded, underlined, and italicized.
You know who you are. You love to use the exclamation point in emails and writing! Yes!!! You're a peppy son of a gun. We're watching your enthusiasm for life and/or your sense of urgency. The thing is, you use... Read Post
Who could hate a friendly little punctuation mark? Steve Macone could, and does, because he's addicted to using it. "I've come to hate" exclamation points in texts and emails, he writes at Salon. "I hate that I’m trapped by it.... I... Read Post
Post by Nicole Fabian-WeberHey, guess what?!!!! Exclamation points in emails, texts, and Instant Messenger-types of conversations are seriously overused and seriously aNnnoooyyYingG!!!!! A recent article in Salon discussed the perva... Read Post