TUESDAY TRIVIA: What Is an Interrobang?

There’s an actual name for a combination of punctuation marks you’ve probably used often.

If you’ve ever asked a question in written form in an excited, incredulous or angry way, you’ve probably ended the question with a combination of a question mark and an exclamation point. For example, “What are you doing?!” or “Are you kidding me?!”

The combination of punctuation marks is called an “interrobang.”

The Oxford Dictionary defines “interrobang” as “a non-standard punctuation mark indicating a question expressed in an exclamatory manner.” However, instead of showing the question mark and exclamation point side by side, it shows an interrobang as ‽.

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