The interrobang‽

We need to bring this back!


In 1962, the interrobang (‽), was introduced by the New York publishing establishment as "a twentieth century punctuation mark". The interrobang combined the functions of a question mark and an exclamation point. It received some attention at first, but never caught on, although for a brief period during the 1960s it was added to some typewriter keyboards.

What a great symbol for the internet-enabled masses. How many times have you gotten a message that ended with the string of question marks and exclamation points. (ala ?!?!?). You can make the symbol with Unicode; just enter ‽.
Link [via BoingBoing]


UPDATE: Go figure, Microsoft, the king of standards, doesn't support the Unicode for the interrobang. If you're reading this post in IE, sorry. Try Firefox; it displays this properly and it's a hell of a lot safer.

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