Bangorrhea!

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Bangorrhea!

Postby Slava » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:43 pm

:!: Not a generally accepted term, as yet, but perhaps worthwhile! It means the overuse of, or addiction to using, the exclamation point in writing! Some copy-editors call the exclamation mark a "bang!" There are even people who study the use and meaning of the bang on social media and the like! They sure can get annoying, can't they?
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Re: Bangorrhea!

Postby bbeeton » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:06 am

Another term for this mark is "shriek". I wonder what expansion can be made on that.

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Re: Bangorrhea!

Postby Slava » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:16 am

"Does shriekorrhea work for you‽," he asked with an interrobang!

Shriekorama sounds like a come-on for an old-fashioned horror movie. But that's not using it to mean exclamation point.
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