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A punctuation mark for sarcasm? Yeah, good idea, dude.

No. That’s all I really feel the need to say at this point. Just … No.

However, I’d better explain.

Someone, some real genius, has developed a punctuation mark to let people know you’re being sarcastic.

Like, that’s a good idea, huh?

Personally, I hate exclamation marks and virtually never use them. So I find the idea of a sarcasm mark to be, well, scary.

But what’s worse, what’s really, really bad about this is that the ‘inventors’ think you should pay for it. I can feel all my principles coming unstuck here… they want you to PAY for it!!!!

I suppose $1.99 isn’t a whole heap of money. But I’d rather give the cash away. Or burn it. Or feed it to my dog.

You won’t be finding any ‘SarcMarks’ on this site any time soon.

But if you’re interested, here are some links where you can find out more.

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  • fairyhedgehog January 16, 2010, 6:03 pm

    There’s already a smiley for sarcasm: 😉 And it’s free.

    • Simon February 16, 2010, 6:27 pm

      Good point – and people also recognise what it means. The problem with inventing a punctuation mark is that many people won’t know what it means. Which makes it all a bit pointless.