Punctuation That Didn’t Leave A Mark

I got excited when I saw the headline to Keith Houston’s article. I thought I had found an excuse for the occasions I misplace a period, leave off a question mark or use a comma rather than a semicolon. I imagined my defense: “You want to know where all the exclamation points are? They’re with the vinyl and analog clocks.”

Oh, well. I’m sorry the Manicule didn’t make it to the present day. It would be fun placing pointing fingers all over the page, though I would have to be careful with it in emails to my boss (a nice man who does not deserve that “gesture”). An Interrobang mark also would be quite useful, and who doesn’t need the Snark mark on a daily basis?

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