Is an interrobang proper punctuation?

Unlike English grammar’s 14 standard punctuation marks—like the comma, semicolon, period (full stop), quotation mark, or ellipsis—the interrobang is a nonstandard punctuation mark, typically reserved for informal writing. Writers rarely use it in formal writing, except for occasional instances in chess notation.

What is A?! Called?

Interro is from “interrogation point,” the technical name for the question mark, and bang is printers’ slang for the exclamation point.

What is interrobang punctuation mark?

The interrobang (in-TER-eh-bang) is a nonstandard mark of punctuation in the form of a question mark superimposed on an exclamation point (sometimes appearing as?!), used to end a rhetorical question or a simultaneous question and exclamation.

Where can I use interrobang?

The interrobang combines the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!) into a single punctuation mark. It conveys a question asked in an excited way. For example: Are you really coming over to my house on Friday‽

When would you use an interrobang?

You use an interrobang to show exasperation, or befuddlement. It accompanies rhetorical questions driving by frustration. You’re not really asking a question, but you wish there was an answer.

How do you type interrobang on a laptop?

Go to Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options. The interrobang will appear in the With box, and the Formatted text option will be selected. Type your shortcut (I’ll suggest using \ibg) in the Replace box and click the Add button, then OK.

Where is interrobang used?

What does befuddlement mean?

being confused or dazed
A state of being confused or dazed is befuddlement. If you suddenly woke up in the year 3025, your befuddlement would be totally understandable. When someone is utterly bewildered or mixed-up, they’re befuddled, and this extreme kind of confusion is befuddlement.

How do you use?!?

?! is emphasizing a question. !? is questioning an emphasis. I don’t know why anyone would add an emphasis only to undercut it in the next mark, so I’ve never thought “!?” has any validity.

Why don’t we use the interrobang?

Conventionalists will argue that a sentence should end with a single punctuation mark only; anything more is against the rules. And, since the essence of an interrobang is combining two different punctuation marks, then it shouldn’t be used in writing, formal or informal. It goes against the rules.

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