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[–] viperguy [S] 4 points -4 points (+0|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Too many words now have embedded Exclamation marks in them after 1998. So I can't use excalamtions to create a tech article without using spacing to prevent a proper noun containing an exclamation mark in it from being misread. such as the word "Yahoo!"

"Yahoo!" with its exclamation in its actual spelling would be confusing in a sentence teminating in Yahoo! wihtout a SPACE before the final period, question mark, or EVEN a desired exclamation mark.

Other proper noun words have embedded exclamation marks besides "Yahoo!" such as "Joomla!", "Chips Ahoy!" "Oh Henry!" "JOOP!" and the huge company that owns Taco Bell called "Yum!"

SO IT IS CRITICAL to insert a space in front of exclamation marks to avoid confusion and appropriation with post-1998 proper nouns, such as Yahoo! and many many more.


[–] draaaak 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I have never ever had this problem. I also don't use words like "Yahoo!", "Joomla!", "Chips Ahoy!", "Oh Henry!", "JOOP!", or "Yum!"

It is not "CRITICAL" to put a space in front of exclamation points. You're being ridiculous. Get your shit together.


[–] Its_over_9000 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or just truncate the brands that end with an exclamation point. You'll still know they're brands because they are capitalized like proper nouns. Why should the brand name be more important that proper punctuation?


[–] viperguy [S] 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Their lawyers and shareholders disagree. The exclamation mark in their names is the proper spelling.


[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Are you on drugs right now?