Confession time: Exclamation Points!!!! ?!!!!

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  1. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :dancebun
     
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  2. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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  3. Jems

    Jems Well-Known Member

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    My name is Jemma and I too have an ! Overuse issue ❤️
     
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  4. klee73010

    klee73010 I might have a thing for drummers

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    EVERYWHERE. seriously. no limits on the location of multiple exclamation points.

    this made me LOL :giggle

    I also really really really like repeating words!!

    I think I've found it a universal way to convey positivity in a sentence. In an industry that spreads worldwide, through many languages, I think we all understand that the exclamation point means positivity... even if my words aren't in your native language, and we may have a translation gap of some kind, or idioms or whatnot that don't translate well, the exclamation point lets people know it's positive, and helps with intent some times. At least for me personally, if I read exclamation points, I immediately think the other person is conveying positivity, so even if I didn't understand what was written/typed, I can mentally accept the "benefit of the doubt" so to speak. I can remind myself that they really probably had good intentions. If it could be taken in a poor manner, I can make myself rework the meaning to a positive manner.... not even sure that really made 100% sense. But in any case.... I know I use exclamation points to make sure my intent is understood as a positive intent.
    :giggle
     
  5. lealawson

    lealawson Well-Known Member

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    Lol. This entire thread is cracking me up! Exclamation points definitely have their place, but I work in marketing. And they are pretty much a big no-no when it comes to promotions, graphics, etc. :) So, I use them a lot more sparingly these days.
     
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  6. Chippi

    Chippi Those chicken nuggets are just waiting to attack

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    Oh man me too!!
    I did a "suitability test" last week, basically to get into my course they want to assess math, reading and writing skills. I had to be so aware not to use so many !!! Lol!!! Even though I am usually so excited about what I am writing!
    Hahaha! I must have done ok, I did pass, lol!!
     
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  7. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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  8. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Yup count me in with the over use of !!!!!! I find I use them all the time but for the best intent as the page I am commenting on or the message I am delivering I need to emphasize. (Oops I almost did it out of habit- ha ha!)
     
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  9. Rikki

    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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    Nothing wrong with exclamation points. I never cared much for Mr. Lippman anyway.
     
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  10. JillW

    JillW I love lavend ... zzzzzz ...

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! for sure !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  11. bbymks5

    bbymks5 Where oh where can it be?!?

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    It's illegal to NOT like the !!!! where I come from! My middle daughter uses them a lot too, and hubby's always asking why we're yelling at him when we text him :giggle
     
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  12. NancyP

    NancyP All you need is a little bit of pixie dust

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    DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  13. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    MINE TOO!!!!!
     
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  14. Serena

    Serena Squishy soul poet who loves Walter Hunt

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    Yep, avid abuser here too. I'm trying VERY hard to curb my habit of it, but I'm too far gone. We need a ! intervention!!!!!
     
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  15. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife Pizza would be my last meal, except ...

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    The NYT Style Manual does not apply here. Y'all know that!!!!! btw, in some languages repeating the word (usually an adjective) is used instead of adding very to it. So we are just linguistic experts.:cloud9
     
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  16. jenevang

    jenevang Rocking a two-piece under my scrubs

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    Love this... I use ellipses way too often... no idea why... it's just a thing... so EXCLAIM AWAY!... we all understand :giggle
     
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  17. Serena

    Serena Squishy soul poet who loves Walter Hunt

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    What? Using ellipses... who does that... huh? Me? WHAT?! Noooooo!!!!!! Never never!!!!!!
     
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  18. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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  19. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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    I do use an exclamation point or two too.
    It does convey happiness, enthusiasm and excitement!
     
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  20. wendy johnson

    wendy johnson Well-Known Member

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    don't you just love them!!!:perfect
     
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