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Started by quartus on Nov 8, 2018 9:52:21 PM
If ever an irony symbol was needed ...

؟ As if.

But don't forget, it's meant to go at the beginning of a sentence.

copy and paste as you see fit

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quartus - 08 Nov 2018 21:52:34 (#1 of 10)

https://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/10-september-2017FEA-Stuff-About-Words_US170902-1024x341.jpg

Irony symbol = ؟

barkis - 08 Nov 2018 22:01:50 (#2 of 10)

hailesaladdie - 08 Nov 2018 22:02:26 (#3 of 10)

Fe

quartus - 08 Nov 2018 22:13:16 (#4 of 10)

but what would Steely be?

Dan?

‽ is good, but imo not quite as recognisible as the backwards question mark on its own.

Maybe an upside down question mark (as per the Spanish) might be feasible, too. All options open to consideration, sez I.

as if a punctuational world-change is going to happen here.



or to put it another way:

؟ world-changing punctuation starts here, doubtless.

frantastic - 08 Nov 2018 22:23:49 (#5 of 10)

؟ This will revolutionise thread posting.

quartus - 08 Nov 2018 22:25:00 (#6 of 10)

No, no, no!

Forget those last two examples. Sarcasm is NOT the same as irony.

؟ Didn't I know that, already?

jeez, how succinct can a person get?

frantastic - 08 Nov 2018 22:34:26 (#7 of 10)

Irony definition, the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

quartus - 08 Nov 2018 22:50:09 (#8 of 10)

you're not being sarcastic, are you?

retires to bed, in

؟ some

confusion.



yeah, sure. (would that be irony or sarcasm?)

what the fuck have I started?

uranrising - 09 Nov 2018 10:05:19 (#9 of 10)

Sarcasm is NOT the same as irony.

They have one thing in common - the words don't mean what they say.

uranrising - 09 Nov 2018 10:07:44 (#10 of 10)

Let's call a spade a spade.



Punctuation to signal all of this (including 'only joking') is well overdue.

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