TIL “In the late 1500s, the English printer Henry Denham proposed using a reverse question mark, ⸮, called a PERCONTATION POINT to indicate that a question was rhetorical and so didn’t require an answer.”
It’s the punctuation we deserve and the one we need right now
@cypnk is this the legendary Sarcasm Font
@valerauko Comic Sans has a new challenger
Still, like the Oxford comma, it will be forever a bone of contention. :grin:
Of course, like the Oxford comma, it may be a perpetual...
@cypnk I’d rather the SarcMark were open source
@cypnk The Twitter thread referred to includes a link to this Mental Floss article, "13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using" [http://mentalfloss.com/article/12710/13-little-known-punctuation-marks-we-should-be-using], which I also liked.
@iconoclast Wow, this is excellent! Thank you
@cypnk While looking through Unicode tables, I saw a low asterik - ⁎ - and while I have no idea what it is normally used for, maybe it could repurposed into some new form of punctuation.
@Stephen_Stone Oooh, that's interesting. Apparently, it doesn't render in Chrome and I couldn't find an existing use. Definitely worth repurposing
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