What's the dot in an exclamation point called?

Dec 27, 2005
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doesnt it have a supercool name?
 

Rastus

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It's called a period.
 

her209

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The exclaimation point point? :confused:
 
Jan 31, 2005
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It's called the " "

The space between the quotes contains an amazing word that cannot be pronounced or comprehended. The only person to come close to doing so was Prince a few years back.
 

Nithin

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thats the exclamation point. you need to ask whats the name for the stick?
 
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Originally posted by: 91TTZ
It's called the " "

The space between the quotes contains an amazing word that cannot be pronounced or comprehended. The only person to come close to doing so was Prince a few years back.
I bet Chuck Norris could do it.
 
Oct 11, 1999
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The super happy dot.
 

conehead433

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Period sometimes appears with an exclamation point.
 

ActuaryTm

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"It was damp and chilly afternoon, so I decided to put on my sweatshirt!"
 

drinkmorejava

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uh, the exclamation point is a proper punctuation mark it can't be broken down, just like two ' do not mean the same thing as a " and : != ; Similarly . + , != ; You don't get to play Mr. Potato Head with all the random junk and make your own punctuation.
 

TBone48

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Originally posted by: drinkmorejava
uh, the exclamation point is a proper punctuation mark it can't be broken down, just like two ' do not mean the same thing as a " and : != ; Similarly . + , != ; You don't get to play Mr. Potato Head with all the random junk and make your own punctuation.



:D That's funny!
 
Feb 26, 2006
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Originally posted by: drinkmorejava
uh, the exclamation point is a proper punctuation mark it can't be broken down, just like two ' do not mean the same thing as a " and : != ; Similarly . + , != ; You don't get to play Mr. Potato Head with all the random junk and make your own punctuation.
Jeez, why not? Many of the people here play with the letters in the alphabet and make up their own words...
 

SagaLore

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Originally posted by: SSP
The super happy dot.
Yes, considering that a large stick is aiming for it. The dot is obviously the feminine part of an exclamation.
 
Feb 12, 2001
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It's not called anything. It's just a part of an exclamation point. You know the little line in the middle of a capital "H"? It's not called anything either. Similarly, the three lines that make up a capital "Y" don't have individual names. They're just "Y".
 
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Originally posted by: guoziming
Originally posted by: 91TTZ
It's called the " "

The space between the quotes contains an amazing word that cannot be pronounced or comprehended. The only person to come close to doing so was Prince a few years back.
I bet Chuck Norris could do it.
DIAF.
 
Jul 14, 2000
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the similar dot over an "i" is called a tittle...

i only remember this, because in a 7th-grade bible class that was being taught by our english-teaching sub, someone in the bible mentioned a tittle, someone asked what it was, and she drew a circle around the dot of an i.

imagine that, then the word "tittle" makes perfect sense

it took her a moment to get us all to stop laughing.
 
Oct 12, 1999
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Originally posted by: guoziming
Originally posted by: 91TTZ
It's called the " "

The space between the quotes contains an amazing word that cannot be pronounced or comprehended. The only person to come close to doing so was Prince a few years back.
I bet Chuck Norris could do it.
Darn tootin'
 

Reel

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It is probably called the same as the bottom dot in a colon.
 
Jul 14, 2005
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Same thing you call the question mark dot.
 

JM Aggie08

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Originally posted by: 91TTZ
It's called the " "

The space between the quotes contains an amazing word that cannot be pronounced or comprehended. The only person to come close to doing so was Prince a few years back.
lmao, thats going in my sig

 
Oct 4, 2001
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Originally posted by: xSauronx
the similar dot over an "i" is called a tittle...

i only remember this, because in a 7th-grade bible class that was being taught by our english-teaching sub, someone in the bible mentioned a tittle, someone asked what it was, and she drew a circle around the dot of an i.

imagine that, then the word "tittle" makes perfect sense

it took her a moment to get us all to stop laughing.
LOL... that's funny. I'm gonna call people tittles now and they're gonna go WTF?
 

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