Communications experts often preach the importance of face-to-face interaction.
When you hear a person’s voice and see his facial expressions and gestures, you get a clearer understanding of his message.
What if there were punctuation marks that translated those physical cues and vocal fluctuations for you? You know, like a punctuation mark to denote sarcasm, irony or how much you love your reader.
If that sounds intriguing, check out this infographic from Mental Floss; it reveals 13 little-known punctuation marks that you’re probably going to want to start using.
Some marks are from long ago (one was proposed in 1580), and some have present-day proponents (interrobang, anyone?!). Regardless of when they came to be, there’s a good chance you’ll want to start using them.