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Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

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Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

Elmore Leonard: Do we use too many exclamation marks?
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Elmore Leonard has died at the age of 87. The crime novelist really didn't like exclamation marks, notes Finlo Rohrer.
His 10 rules of writing from 2001 are arguably as famous as any of his novels. Point five reads: "Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose."

I try to use them sparingly but they can help to highlight a point!

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Re: Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

like kdoug007!!!! i love to use them ! !!!!
i think !!!! they are the greatest ! !! !!!!! invention on the internet!!! ! !!!
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

Just use reverse italics for irony/sarcasm.
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Re: Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

like  !!!!  rmmmmm ohhh !!  Sprite,  there  terrific
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Re: Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

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Re: Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

There's nothing worse than ʎɹǝqqous ! ! !
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Re: Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

Everybody is a snob.
As to exclamation marks; I detest the over-use of them.
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Quote from: kdoug007
like  !!!!  rmmmmm ohhh !!  Sprite,  there  terrific

oh      hang on  i forgot    the irratic spacing  too  Cheesy
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Do you suffer from bangorrhea?

Quote from: Sprite
Quote from: kdoug007
like  !!!!  rmmmmm ohhh !!  Sprite,  there  terrific

oh      hang on  i forgot     the irratic spacing  too  Cheesy

>>>Keep your exclamation points under control.