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(Slate)   A cogent argument about why English should use upside-down punctuation marks, just like Spanish. ¡Brilliant   ( slate.com) divider line
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2013-11-25 01:16:17 PM  
2 votes:
In Australia, those punctuation marks are oriented correctly. It's the rest of the letters that are upside down.
2013-11-25 01:14:06 PM  
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This article assumes that reading English text is a strictly linear process. I'd argue that this is an oversimplification.
2013-11-25 10:17:21 PM  
1 vote:
Dear ʃpaniʃh:

Take yovr vpʃide-down prefix punctvation - Not to mention yovr diacriticicalʃ (lookin' at yov, n-with-a-tilde-over-it that occvrʃ in ʃo many of my favorite foodʃ) - And ʃtvff them directly vp yovr corn-and-frijole excreting bvngholeʃ.

2013-11-25 03:28:57 PM  
1 vote:
Slate must pay a ¡uoʇkraf of money to Drew to get all their gibberish linked on Fark.
2013-11-25 02:40:17 PM  
1 vote:
Spanish has a greater need to disambiguate questions from statements, because they're often phrased identically. In English we do that with word order (Do you like it? vs. You do like it.)
2013-11-25 01:46:44 PM  
1 vote:

Greylight: ElStreak: The most pressing issue with written English is the lack of a punctuation mark indicating sarcasm.


Sure...English doesnt have a sarcasm mark...I agree with you completely...
2013-11-25 01:22:53 PM  
1 vote:
The most pressing issue with written English is the lack of a punctuation mark indicating sarcasm.
2013-11-25 01:13:45 PM  
1 vote:
Who farking cares?
2013-11-25 01:13:10 PM  
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2013-11-25 01:11:17 PM  
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