Punctuation

By: Astrometeor , 9:44 PM GMT on October 12, 2013

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I wish there was a punctuation mark that expressed something between the formalities and neutral-ness of a period, and the excitement of an exclamation point. Would be useful for expressing thanks, such as:

Thanks for commenting! / Thanks for commenting.

The first statement comes across to me as too jovial, almost as one of those creepy costumed persons at an amusement park giving out hugs.

The second statement is too bland, not really a thank-you, more as a (pardon the reference) a Squidward-style bare minimum thanks to get pass the social requirement of being a good person.

Just thought of this when attempting to decide which punctuation mark to use in thanking a user for commenting on my previous blog.

Thanks for reading (./!)
;)

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5. VR46L
8:36 PM GMT on October 13, 2013
Quoting 4. palmettobug53:
I use ..... at the end of a statement to indicate something unsaid and/or left hanging.

I've noticed that I use it a lot and have wondered if I use it too much. lol


I do too but its intentional with me , kind of some things left unsaid or Could not be bothered to finish the point , or maybe making a comment sarcastic !
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4. palmettobug53
4:26 PM GMT on October 13, 2013
I use ..... at the end of a statement to indicate something unsaid and/or left hanging.

I've noticed that I use it a lot and have wondered if I use it too much. lol
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3. Astrometeor
5:51 AM GMT on October 13, 2013
Quoting 2. VR46L:
Astro , that is a very good point . but ya know the use of ... cracks me up at times . why would anyone say thank you ... are they not really saying thank you ? I use ... when I am inferring there is more to what I am saying or draw your own conclusion .


Hmm, I don't think I've seen that yet Liz, but thank you for visiting...

;)
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2. VR46L
4:17 AM GMT on October 13, 2013
Astro , that is a very good point . but ya know the use of ... cracks me up at times . why would anyone say thank you ... are they not really saying thank you ? I use ... when I am inferring there is more to what I am saying or draw your own conclusion .
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1. palmettobug53
12:13 AM GMT on October 13, 2013
I agree. I wish there was a punctuation mark that would convey something between.

I don't like to sound like I'm running on 15 expressos, shouting !!!!! with every statement. On the other hand, using the mundane . all the time can make it sound like I'm indifferent.

We need to pick a symbol and start a movement. (Should I have used a ! to end that statemtent?)
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