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July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Interrobang: a punctuation mark that combines the question mark (interrogative point) and the exclamation mark (writer’s slang — bang); the two are superimposed over one another.

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The interrobang is commonly used when expressing question and disbelief simultaneously. While  is the correct character of the interrobang (note the exclamation mark overlaps the the ligature of the question mark), writers often use ?! in its place due to its scarce inclusion in word processing character sheets and its obscurity in general.

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  • 1 Megan // Jul 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I always use that! I never knew what it was called though. I’m so excited to see that it has a name. Actually, when I feel the need to use an interrobang, it usually comes out as a triple interrobang, like so: ???!!!