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5 days ago  
I had a journalism professor tell the class, "You only have three exclamation points to use throughout your entire professional career."
 
5 days ago  

wegro: I had a journalism professor tell the class, "You only have three exclamation points to use throughout your entire professional career."


That's three too many.
 
5 days ago  

Pocket Ninja: wegro: I had a journalism professor tell the class, "You only have three exclamation points to use throughout your entire professional career."

That's three too many.


Know whay!!!1!1!1!1!

/*twitch*
 
5 days ago  
I THOUGHT CAPS LOCK MEANT YOU WERE YELLING
 
5 days ago  

wegro: I had a journalism professor tell the class, "You only have three exclamation points to use throughout your entire professional career."


lol!!
 
5 days ago  

Marcos P: I THOUGHT CAPS LOCK MEANT YOU WERE YELLING


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5 days ago  
Am I, am I really‽
 
5 days ago  
!? and ?! are the worst. It's text messaging not farking chess notation.
 
5 days ago  
...says Lifehacker, where all the best and smartest writers go to adjudicate such practices.
 
5 days ago  
the article is followed by ...

"Subscribe to our newsletter!"
 
5 days ago  
"Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind."
 
5 days ago  

Ivo Shandor: Marcos P: I THOUGHT CAPS LOCK MEANT YOU WERE YELLING

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Damnit, I miss Billy Mays.
 
5 days ago  

Russ1642: !? and ?! are the worst. It's text messaging not farking chess notation.



How the fark else am I supposed to express forcefulness with a query?!
 
5 days ago  
Damn, I've been doing it wrong all this time! That's what I get for learning how to write from comic books. Whap!!
 
5 days ago  
Never using exclamation points can make your writing sound like Steven Wright. As it should.
 
5 days ago  
(  !  )
 
5 days ago  
!!!: bad punctuation, but a good band name.
There's No Fucking Rules, Dude
Youtube CuRiBB6Cojk
 
5 days ago  

ThatOneCatC: Damn, I've been doing it wrong all this time! That's what I get for learning how to write from comic books. Whap!!


Came here to make a similar comment.
 
5 days ago  
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Every use of ! should be accompanied by that sound.
 
5 days ago  

thehellisthis: Ivo Shandor: Marcos P: I THOUGHT CAPS LOCK MEANT YOU WERE YELLING

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Damnit, I miss Billy Mays.


Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin. Epic Rap Battles of History
Youtube TAaE7sJahiw
 
5 days ago  
Zero, one, or in extreme cases (including humorous use) three.  Never any other number.

Outside of the previously mentioned humor scenario, it has to be a pretty special occasion to use any.
 
5 days ago  
Back when my sister and I worked for the same company, she discovered my I-hate-you-with-a-passion tell is when I use ! at any point in an email, mostly in the context of "Thanks!". Evidently, I only used that to mean "thank you for actually doing something useful for once, you asshole".
 
5 days ago  
Elaine and Mr. Lippman - Exclamation points
Youtube VSKn8RlD7Is
 
5 days ago  
The passive-aggressive texter that's uniformly despised is actually my superhero alter-ego.
 
5 days ago  
( ¡ )  ( ¡ )

/That's boobs, but with the ugly breast-enlargement scar and slightly out-of-place nipples
 
5 days ago  
 
4 days ago  
At the end of all my sentences I get time off for good behavior.
 
4 days ago  

spiralscratch: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/VSKn8RlD​7Is]


Yes. Thank you.
 
4 days ago  
Use too many exclamation points and you'll come off as overzealous, but if you fail to use any at all, you'll come off as the passive-aggressive texter that's uniformly despised.

What an absolute crock of shiat.

People who are passive-aggressive come off as passive-aggressive, but it's dead easy to express powerful prose without exclamation marks, as exampled above.
 
4 days ago  
What did I just read‽

/interrobanger 4 life
 
4 days ago  

Russ1642: !? and ?! are the worst. It's text messaging not farking chess notation.


ARE YOU FARKING KIDDING ME?!
 
4 days ago  
FTFA: "Meredith Golden, a dating expert who's ghostwritten dating profiles..."

Apparently, there is help now for incels...professional advisors...who knew?
 
4 days ago  
KILL ALL EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!
 
4 days ago  

Darth_Lukecash: Russ1642: !? and ?! are the worst. It's text messaging not farking chess notation.

ARE YOU FARKING KIDDING ME?!


Dubious move. What were they thinking?
 
4 days ago  
I like starting emails with an aggresive Hi! just to set the tone.
 
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