See also: Interrobang

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An interrobang

EtymologyEdit

A blend of Latin interrogātiō(examination, inquiry, interrogation, questioning) + bang(exclamation mark, exclamation point), coined in a 1962 article in the journal TYPEtalks[1] by American advertising executive Martin K. Speckter (1915–1988), who invented the symbol.[2]

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interrobang ‎(plural interrobangs)

  1. The nonstandard punctuation mark (a combination of ? and !), which may be used at the end of a sentence to express excitement or disbelief, or to indicate that it is a rhetorical question. [from 1962.]

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  1. ^ Martin K. Speckter (March–April 1962), “Making a new point, or, how about that …”, in TYPEtalks: see Keith Houston (2013), “The Interrobang”, in Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks, New York, N.Y.: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 978-0-393-06442-1, pages 25–28.
  2. ^ “Martin K. Speckter, 73, creator of interrobang”, in The New York Times[1], 16 February 1988, archived from the original on 20 March 2016.

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NounEdit

interrobang m (plural interrobangs)

  1. (rare) interrobang (name of the symbol ‽)