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Special Day for License to Exclaim!

one day a year we should appear enthused
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Over time I have found that there is little or no support among bloggers/forum members for random exclamation and there's NO TOLERANCE for virtual yelling or multiple punctuation!!!???

I'm tired of reading the Christmas letters where the Jones Kids are all making top marks and getting awards for their athletic prowess!!! and all the glitter that goes with those.(so that's not what I want, either.)

Further, I'm not advocating triple exclam. points or q. marks, or even a lot of the YELLING, but just enough to show you care.

I am liberating those of us who are closet hyperactives and caffeine addicts with no fidget outlets, by exclaiming a Special Day for License to Exclaim! You should use the exclamation point in all your technical writing, directions to the mall, minutes of the BOREd meeting, letters to Gramma, Halfbakery ideas! - All in dire need of Exclamation Marks! THANKS!

dentworth, Jun 17 2010


zen_tom, Jun 17 2010

blissmiss, Jun 17 2010

       don't know if Jutta moved this but I'm moving it back to punctuation, it is a punctuation- in- dull- writings idea.   

       guess I didn't explain it right!
dentworth, Jun 17 2010

       "The time has come," The Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of pluperfect past participles, of ellipses
Of CAPS-LOCK and wingdings.
And why this seething, boiling lot
can't abide exclamation marks in strings!!!!!
4whom, Jun 17 2010

       ((((((((((yay! Bravo! ))))))))))
dentworth, Jun 17 2010

       Wow,,,,,, this idea is A++++++++++++++++++++++++
pocmloc, Jun 17 2010

       "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!THANKS DENTY???!!! — blissmiss, Jun 17 2010"   

       and then again there are some who know no moderation! [delete]
dentworth, Jun 18 2010

       I'll see what I can do. edit: !
dentworth, Jun 18 2010






rcarty, Jun 18 2010

       WooHoo!!!!++ and a day for burning and shredding all those happy dappy Christmas letters from rich relatives!!!!!!!!!!!
xandram, Jun 18 2010

       the idea is for a celebration day - I'm sorry but I don't agree with the category.
po, Jun 18 2010

swimswim, Jun 18 2010

       [po] I'm sorry but you are going to have to say it with more feeling.   

       the idea is in the last 2 sentences!.
dentworth, Jun 18 2010

       both [po] and [dentworth] are right
maybe this calls for one of those charts with the lines going from one thing to another and shows that this idea can be in another category!!!!!!!!!!!!!!too. 2 categories at once.
xandram, Jun 18 2010

       Juttahu Ackbar!!!
Juttahu Ackbar!!!
Juttahu Ackbar!!!
RayfordSteele, Jun 18 2010

       the idea should be in the title and description - not the last two sentences. think of the newbies...
po, Jun 18 2010

       and how is this going to help those of us that don't even use capital letters or punctuation or paragraphs....
FlyingToaster, Jun 18 2010

       Why, not!
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 18 2010

mouseposture, Jun 19 2010

       seriously, I've been researching the tidbits of people's impressions of the HB 'cross the net, recently. You know that we are in the top 100,000 websites on the net? Also, 'reverse image search' is the search term that leads to us the most. Thought that was interesting. Anyways, if I were a newbie here at this idea, I'd have a hard time figuring it out. But, see, [Jutta], for me that's a good thing. I'm pretty sure my first experience here was no walk in the park.   

       “The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.” -- Karl Marx
daseva, Jun 19 2010

       //I am liberating those of us ... by exclaiming a Special Day...//   

       I approve of this idea!!!,,, because it confirms,,,, and supports,, the consensus that such punctuatial antic’s are utterly unnacceptable!!! and FORBIDDEN!!! for the other 365Œ dayZ of the year
pocmloc, Jun 19 2010

       err... was the post changed or something ? it reads as generic, but everybody's treating it as HB.   

       Category-wise I'd go with computer:online:something
FlyingToaster, Jun 19 2010

       It was originally intended to be generic, but the poster made reference to the HB, so it was relocated to the halfbakery category by mods, whereupon it was edited and re-categorized by the poster to its current file location.
rcarty, Jun 20 2010

       thank you, ahem I mean THANK YOU ![rcarty] for clarifying that, I did change it at Jutta's suggestion.
dentworth, Oct 01 2010


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