Cozy English Courses

The Basic Cozy Punctuation Course
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Lesson Fourteen

Bonus Lesson


puncutation lesson on Interrobang

Setting: Elk Falls

"I couldn't think of a better place than Elk Falls to talk about the interrobang.  The dictionary defines the interrobang as a punctuation mark that is a combination of the question mark and the exclamation mark, indicating a mixture of query and interjection.  It is the perfect mark to use at the end of a question that expresses strong feeling or is rhetorical."  Elk Falls provides a dramatic setting for Marie to demonstrate the use of the interrobang by using the following: the falls, the deep canyon, the ferns clinging to the rocks, garbage left behind by irresponsible hikers, self-deprecating humor, and the raging river as it races to plunge into the rocky abyss below.  

"The interrobang is not widely used at present, but because the English language is constantly evolving, and because information highways are exposing us to more and more unbelievable and unimaginable situations and experiences, I predict we will find it creeping ever so steadily toward common usage."   

Featured Music
Goldberg Variation 1 (Bach)
Sonata Opus 27 No. 2 Presto (Beethoven)


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