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Are your email and text messages overloaded with exclamation points? Do you sometimes find yourself writing or reading questions that end with an exclamation point! (sic!)
A few years back a parishioner gently drew my attention to the fact that my emails were overpopulated by exclamation points. Since then I've been aware of this bad habit and have tried (with varying degrees of success) to limit this particular punctuation mark in my messages.
My guess is that when writing brief messages we add an extra dollop of punctuation (!!! or ???) to fill in the intensity our text seems to be missing.
Great article in today's Boston Globe - take a look. (Just had to restrain myself again.) (And again...)
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