Snark!

So Kalev, knowing my love of grammar nerdery, brought this article to my attention the other day: 14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed.

First, I have to say that I totally already knew of the interrobang, the dagger (and double dagger), and the caret. As if people don’t know about those.

But, secondly, omg, the exclamation comma and the question comma are just so. damn. useful. Why I have I never seen these before?, why don’t people use these all the time?, and why can’t I figue out how to make one in my blog postings so that I could have used it just now?

Thirdly, the “because” sign (∵) , being an inverted version of the “therefore” sign (∴), is also rather awesome. Why is it awesome?   I said so!

And, finally, I am so in love with the snark. I can’t count how many times I’ve experienced a miscommunication (either as the one sending the message or as the one receiving it) and then lamented, “Why isn’t there some sort of font or mark that denotes I’m being sarcastic??” Now, all my problems are solved!

Wait, you don’t know what a snark is؟