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I had no idea that the interrobang existed until a friend posted something about it on facebook. (I was hoping it was not an interrogation method that involved some kind of lewd activity, if you know what I mean.) To my relief, I found out that it is merely a symbol. My reliable friend google lead me to this Wikipedia entry, which explains it as, “a nonstandard English-language punctuation mark intended to combine the functions of the question mark and the exclamation mark.” See below:

interrobang

If I’ve ever seen an interrobang before, I must have just assummed it was an f*ed up question mark, because I surely don’t remember learning about this random exclamation fad. Do you?