exclamation mark!!!!! | princeton child photographer

Seriously who doesn’t love getting emails/comments/messages/etc. with lots of exclamation marks?!?! When you see multiple exclamation marks, does it make you happy? Do you tend to think the person is on crack if they use more than one after a sentence? I am totally guilty about potentially overusing this gem.

I am a dorkess and went to wikipedia to see what was mentioned about the exclamation mark. Did you know this punctuation mark has a history? Direct quote from wikipedia (because everything that is written on there is the truff!): The exclamation mark was introduced into English printing in the 15th century, and was called the “note of admiration” until the mid 17th century. In German orthography, the sign made its first appearance in the Luther Bible in 1797. The mark was not featured on standard manual typewriters before the 1970s. Instead, one typed a full stop, backspaced, and then typed an apostrophe.

After reading that I am even more in love with it!!!! I can’t believe people couldn’t use it before the 1970s in type. They (the mysterious creator of the exclamation mark) had no idea the impact it would have on girls/ladies/women in the 21st century! I know each and every one of you has some kind of love affair with a punctuation mark – there is no need to be ashamed!! Let it out and be free from the baggage. The whole world now knows my obsession with !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a quick photo from my iphone (using the crossprocess app) – does anyone know what kind of tree/bloom this is? eta – Thank you to Michele & Jacyln for the info. It’s a tulip magnolia. I didn’t realize magnolia’s came in different types – I only know of the big white flowers with the big green leaves. Learn something new everyday!

MicheleLouise - April 12, 2010 - 8:14 am

ulip Magnolia or a Saucer Magnolia. I love those!

Jaclyn - April 12, 2010 - 8:41 am

What a beautiful picture, I love those trees! It’s some kind of magnolia.
My husband takes the petals and puts them in his hand and makes some kind of popping noise with them.
Enjoy your exclamation marks, Kim!!!! =)

Bernadette - April 12, 2010 - 8:49 am

You are rad!! 🙂 Don’t get me started on the e-moticon 😉

Becky Anderson - April 12, 2010 - 10:23 am

truff!!!! LOL

kelly g - April 13, 2010 - 8:09 pm

That is awesome!! You know I love to overuse exclamation points as well!!!!!!!!!

Rebecca - April 21, 2010 - 1:28 am

I’m guilty of using too many !!!!!!!! myself. Love them!!! 😉

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