Poll: Which is right
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!?
25 33%
?!
51 67%
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#1
Ok, me and my bro were wondering this, and so were some of our friends, but no one seems to know the answer to this.

Say you need to use both a question mark and an exclamation point. Like say for a sentence like "What the **** are you doing!?"

does the exclamation point come before the question mark ie: !?

or is it the other way around ie: ?!

So pit, which of these two is grammatically correct?

No one here seems to know.

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#2
?! > !?

Anyone disagreeing should be drawn and quartered.
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#4
There both wrong....In the english language you don't use both only one. I asked my 7th grade teacher one time.
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#5
! first then ?
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#6
i think its "!?" but not sure...
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#10
You should you an interrobang, It's BOTH!
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#11
grammar has nothing to do with it.
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#12
neither is standard, but !? is the form generally accepted as correct.

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#13
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?! > !?

Anyone disagreeing should be drawn and quartered.


H*ck yeah! Just got the 666st play on your profile. Now, please explain why you aren't an elderly homosexual like I thought you were for the longest time?!

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#14
i always type ?! because it's a question either way, but you dont always have to yell it...therefore you can take off the ! at the and it will still be a question (when typing or writing). just my way in thinking.

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#16
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H*ck yeah! Just got the 666st play on your profile. Now, please explain why you aren't an elderly homosexual like I thought you were for the longest time?!

cwutididthar?


cause he was pretending to be to mess with us. Its in his blog just read it
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#17
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i always type ?! because it's a question either way, but you dont always have to yell it...therefore you can take off the ! at the and it will still be a question (when typing or writing). just my way in thinking.

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#18
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There both wrong....In the english language you don't use both only one. I asked my 7th grade teacher one time.


Are we now taking advice on grammar from a guy that confuses "there" with "they're"?
#20
i thought "!" came after a statement and "?" obviously after a question... unless its a statement/question hybrid sentence
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#21
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cause he was pretending to be to mess with us. Its in his blog just read it


I read that. I was hurt so deeply. I'll never think of aged gays the same way ever again. What if they're really just a young, budding amateur photographer?

EDIT: OH! I remember the conclusion I came to a long time ago:

?! is to used when you're asking a question angrily (What the fuck are you doing here?!).

!? is used to restate something in disbelief (-I'm leaving you! -You're leaving me!?).

Maybe...
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#22
!?

Only because it looks more rounded off that ?!, I hope you know what I mean, it just looks more correct. But technically speaking you should raise the tone for the question mark and then raise your voice, so I think ?! is most likely correct.
#23
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neither is standard, but !? is the form generally accepted as correct.

Interrobang


How do I get this interrobang thing to work on my computer

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well regardless, Kensai is still awesome
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#24
Technically you can't and, if you stop think, you'll find most of the time there is no practical reason to either.

If you do though, i'd probably go with '!?'. Looks neater.
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#25
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?! > !?

Anyone disagreeing should be drawn and quartered.


Or quartered and drawn.


Oh, and..... +1.
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#26
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How do I get this interrobang thing to work on my computer


I'm not sure what the unicode for it is, it may or may not be on the character map depending on what font you are using.
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#27
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Or quartered and drawn.


Oh, and..... +1.


I think the drawing would be rather too easy, and just a little pointless, if he'd been quartered first.
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#28
?! If it is more of a question (What was that?!)
!? If a statement doesn't make sense (I digest poo!?)

that's how I see it
#30
well, it depends. if your reaction is more shocked than confused.. its !?
if youre more confused than shocked its ?!

the first form of punctuation is the more powerful one
#31
Neither, it's this.
'What the **** are you doing‽'
But if I had to choose, it would be ?! as the fact that it's a question seems to be more important that the fact that he is angry.
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#33
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I think the drawing would be rather too easy, and just a little pointless, if he'd been quartered first.


It's purely ceremonial in this case.
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#34
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There both wrong....In the english language you don't use both only one. I asked my 7th grade teacher one time.


+1, it was like the last thing we learned at the end of last term.
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#35
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well, it depends. if your reaction is more shocked than confused.. its !?
if youre more confused than shocked its ?!

the first form of punctuation is the more powerful one


yup
#36
The way I've always looked it is to use '!?' if you intend for it to be an "exclaimy" (for lack of a better term) statement with a twist of question in it, and '?!' if you intend for it to be a question with a twist of exclaimation in it.
...if that makes sense to anyone besides me.
I do agree though that '!?' is more aesthetically pleasing.
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#37
I do "!?" because you express exclamation or excitedness before you express the question.
#38
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+1, it was like the last thing we learned at the end of last term.


Your teachers apparently didn't see fit to teach you about nonstandard english and it's efficacy in writing.
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#39
Quote by King of King V
There both wrong....In the english language you don't use both only one. I asked my 7th grade teacher one time.


Good to see he taught you the correct usage of there, their and they're before moving onto more complicated matters.
#40
! is used for shouting and commands. ? is (obviously) used for questions. So:

?! means you're shouting a question
!? means you're questioning the fact you're shouting...
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