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Use Punctuation Wisely!

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.
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It?s Hard To Believe It?s Been Ten Years

Career & Jobs / Job Hunting : Job Doc (5 hours ago)

Peter Post celebrates ten years of writing Etiquette at Work for the Boston GLobe Sunday Business section. Columns focus on a wide variety of etiquette dilemmas people face at work every day. Read Post

Exclamation Points Are Getting Way, Way Out of Control (!!!)

Technology : Technology from Newser (2 years ago)

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

Exclamation Points in Emails Are Annoying, But Here to Stay!!!

Technology : The Stir By CafeMom: Technology (2 years ago)

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

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