Friday, February 09, 2007

The Exclamation Point Madness Must Stop!

Somebody, please, get me a hammer.

Have you ever read someone's blog post and find it littered with gratuitous exclamation points? Have you ever been reading and find one in a totally random place? Or have you ever had one sneak up on you and *wham* exclamation point.

I'm sure there is a time and place for these literary gems. I'm also pretty sure using seven or twelve or fifty in a row doesn't make things more exclamatory as much as filling empty white space.

New rule: One exclamation point per post, unless you're actually ranting about something valid (like a car accident or bad family vacation), or if you're PMSing, in pain, if you're a pirate, or your "shift" key is locked and you really meant to press "1."

Because I said so.

*Disclaimer* No exclamation points were harmed in the writing of this blog.

Hammer? Please? ARRRRRRGH!

1 comment:

The Guy Who Writes This said...

I hear you. Fortunately spell and gramar checkers catch the big stuff, but if you ever get to see what and how people write on paper with pens, well it would make you sick.