Opal fruits, full stops and new punctuation marks

After an assignment of reading “Eats, Shoots and Leaves,” I challenged my students to come up with new punctuation marks that would fill in the areas not covered by commas, colons and semi-colons. Not surprisingly, suggestions focused on how to make text messages and e-mail messages more clear. One of the best today came from Lyndsay Nystrom, who suggested a way to indicate more letters in a word to help denote sarcasm. Her example:Riiiiiiight. The idea: Use exponents.  Ri^9ght.  Hmmm. ( Or should that be Hm^2). Maybe this needs a little work. I need to find exponents on this dashboard.


One Response to “Opal fruits, full stops and new punctuation marks”

  1. hasiaiodife Says:

    I highly enjoyed reading this post, keep on making such interesting stuff!

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