exclamationpoint

When Jacqui drives me around in Australia, I narrate what texts she’s received and write the responses for her.

Her brother wrote “Sure!” So I said, “Sure exclamation point”

Then she asked, “Is ‘exclamation point’ an American thing or Matt thing? I would say exclamation mark”

I used to be quite sure about whether something was an American phrase or words I had made up, but you know how it is.. if people ask you, you start second guessing yourself.

So I looked it up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exclamation_mark

which is always a wealth of information, but a second page

https://www.englishclub.com/writing/punctuation-exclamation-mark.htm

actually lists that “exclamation point” is American english.

It’s always fun to learn new things!

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