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8 New Punctuation Marks We Need

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Our punctuation choices could really use an update, and CollegeHumor.com is proposing we add these 8 New Punctuation Marks to our collective writing options.

A humorous look at some of the punctuation marks missing in the English language.

This is a borderline infographic.  Originally, all eight were designed as separate images, but then College Humor stacked them together into one image file so that it resembled a tall infographic .  There’s no data visualization or much in the way of illustration other than the symbols themselves.  However, it is informative, so like I said, I consider this to be a borderline infographic.

The response to the ideas was strong enough that they actually created the font, and you can download it from the College Humor site.  They created a separate infographic as the instructions on how to use the font in your desktop applications once you have it installed.  

UPDATE: Want to use these punctuation marks? Click here to download the CollegeHumor Punctuation font and get access to all of them.

The downloaded font won’t work on websites, just desktop applications, but I have seen a few people trying to make it available online as well.  For example, here’s a link to a Google Chrome extension that let’s you use the font on Facebook.

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Reader Comments (15)

Cool! People should add this in Literary.
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMuchael Gierza
Thank you for this nice post
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhguhf
You could just use the abreviation NMNW - not mad, nothing's wrong. Useful for when you're busy, grumpy, in a hurry, or feeling uncommunicative, and aren't mad at/upset with the other person. Or JNT - just not talking/texting. As in 'Are you mad at me, ignoring me, upset?' 'No, JNT' Basicly the same thing, but solely used in response, where NMNW is used more with 'We need to talk.', 'Call me ASAP', 'When will you be home?' etc.
April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMal
This is Awesome!!!!
May 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterm&m
This is pretty awesome! Should be used in books or in texts...! :D
May 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChuck Bass
You forgot the !?! for questions with emphasis and/or alarm. Don't you need one for that!?!
May 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternorthierthanthou
Seriously?!? I've always seen them with two question marks.
May 14, 2013 | Registered CommenterRandy
I like Morgan Freemark ideea. Very original
March 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Scoropan
I would use the I'm Not Angry mark. Lol
There are 8 collegehumor punctuation marks. So it goes in order. I will start with the “I'm Not Angry” Mark. So it goes first. So what does it go?

1. The “I'm Not Angry” Mark
2. The Sinceriod
3. Sarcastises
4. Hemi-Demi-Semi Colon
5. Andorpersand
6. Mockwotation Marks
7. Superellipsis
8. Morgan Freemark.
yap its great article.
July 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAdam
November 7, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercitystarit
The and/or one would actually be extremely useful. Not sure if I could write it though :o
January 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFlexographics
i disagree.. we dont need more punctuation marks, we live in the twenty-teens!
so far we use these on some of our local lists:
</nosarc> for no sarcasm
<sarc></sarc> for sarcasm (most folks get it, even if they dont know xml/html)
,,, (3 commas) for a soft transition (sometimes two)
smilie faces for not angry, or hashtags, like #notangry

May 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterABD11A
Or people could learn to stop being so sensitive.
July 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGryphonisle
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