When fuddy-duddies in Britain’s department of education issued a decree recently aimed at curtailing the use of exclamation marks among primary school children, you’d think grammarians and linguists would be overjoyed.
After all, there is a veritable orgy of these screamers punctuating our daily e-mails, text messages and Twitter streams, not to mention political campaign slogans (“Make America Great Again!”).
But on both sides of the Atlantic, the overwhelming response to the government’s intervention seems to be, “Say what?!”
To read the rest of this amusing article in National Post, one of Canada's leading newspapers, click on the link.
What about you? Do you use too many exclamation marks? Do you know someone who does?