7 March 2008

Point Taken: Overusing Exclamation Marks

When I first started blogging, if I wanted to make a point, I would use an exclamation mark! I guess I had a lot of points to make because when I look back at my earlier posts there are a lot of exclamation marks!!!

It was pointed out to me that this was a common mistake and the more you use them the less effective they become. A period makes the point, without using an exclamation mark.

See Susan Johnston's post today on The Urban Muse. Someone commented that exclamation points "should be shot on sight".

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