View Full Version : Favourite Punctuation

Spherical Ice
September 1st, 2011, 10:25 AM
So yeah, what's your favourite punctuation (mark, piece? idek)?

For example, you may like the colon the most, because it's helpful in sentences, of the question mark because it looks pretty, etc.

September 1st, 2011, 10:33 AM
This thing: ~. It's supposed to mean approximately, or something along those lines. Plus it's in my username.

And . (period) since well, I'm very inappropriate. xD

Know-Nothing Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
September 1st, 2011, 11:12 AM
I find myself using ellipses all the time. I make a lot of pauses when I talk, and I want to indicate those when I'm typing so people read it with the right intonation.

Semi-colons are rad too, they're the most easily accessible punctuation if you're touch typing, which is awesome for when you're using CSS because you don't have to reach all the way across the keyboard. You use them all the time and they're so handily placed on the keyboard! (Which is why I'm not particularly fond of backslashes, they're so out of the way.)

September 1st, 2011, 11:30 AM
I love the interrobang (‽) just because of its name. It's so fitting. The ampersand (&) is also rad. I love being able to write "&c." instead of "etc." like they do in ye olde books.

Probably though I like the simple comma the most. Very useful when used right.

Mr Cat Dog
September 1st, 2011, 11:41 AM
Semi-colon, because I'm nice and pretentious and like to overuse it!

Patatas Fritas
September 1st, 2011, 11:59 AM
I like uh.. ~ that thing, I believe from a previous post it means approximately - I also like the dash thingy and ellipses, as they're used commonly by me.

Sweet Candace
September 1st, 2011, 12:07 PM
The period. Because I'm simple, and I like simplicity.

September 1st, 2011, 12:12 PM
I like the comma, just because I see so many people forget them in sentences, when they really should be there (and yes, I purposely used them in my response!)

September 1st, 2011, 12:13 PM
I used to really love semi-colons and would end random phrases with it. Like my usertitles would be like "majorette mod;" or something. I loved them, haha. Nowadays, I'd say I don't have one. Things should end in mystery left for the reader to decipher so leave your sentences bare

September 1st, 2011, 12:20 PM
If going by how often I use them (read: whenever I can get away with it), then the semicolon and parentheses win. I mean, seriously, I already used parentheses when writing this post! :p With semicolons, I have to check and make sure I'm not using it too much. This isn't a problem in my forum posts; it's my personal writing I have to watch.

I'd also say comma but it doesn't look as cool. >:)

September 1st, 2011, 12:28 PM
For some reason, I overuse dashes when I'm writing long texts in English- or even if they aren't that large (I swear this one wasn't intentional XD). I don't know how they even started to grow on me because dashes are never used in Spanish but there you go.

September 1st, 2011, 12:44 PM
I like writing question marks ? when I write stuff for school. I just like how it looks.

September 1st, 2011, 12:50 PM
Colon/Semi-colon here. I don't know why, but they seem to relax me when I see them in a paragraph. ~ and - on the other hand, kind of alert me.

September 1st, 2011, 12:53 PM
I like the tilde, the hyphen, and the semi-colon. The former I like because I feel it is used like a mashup of ♪, !, and :D and it's a very fun character; the latter two I enjoy because they are so very useful.

September 1st, 2011, 12:58 PM
I love semicolons. Especially when they're used correctly. They can be very, very powerful if you use them right in a sentence that can otherwise be boring.

I'm a English nerd, sue meh.

September 1st, 2011, 1:03 PM

A Japanese reference mark; looks nice.

au bon
September 1st, 2011, 1:16 PM
…Ellipsis, of course. My most used punctuation! I also use commas a lot. I do think both are very annoying, though, so perhaps I should try to find a new favorite punctuation mark. I do quite fancy semicolons since they're so rare, and exclamation marks are very exciting! I vote for them all!

September 1st, 2011, 3:55 PM
Semicolons look so fancy to me. 8D; I do tend to abuse the tilde a lot at the end of random sentences, so I suppose that would be my second favourite.

Rogue planet
September 1st, 2011, 4:18 PM

and it's definitely the exclamation mark, even when I don't mean it, I love using it; it just adds a really silly exaggeration to everything and I love it too much especially on MSN and VMs

September 1st, 2011, 4:35 PM
I like to use hyphens whenever I get the chance, even if I sometimes use them incorrectly. Which is really quite sad considering how much of a grammar guru I have come out to be~

Seems like a lot of people use the hyphen to really give their sentences power. Just seems like you're really putting emphasis on your point when you follow it with a hyphenated addition.

September 1st, 2011, 10:06 PM
~do you have any idea how much i love tildes~

September 1st, 2011, 11:41 PM
[I just love the look of brackets.]

September 2nd, 2011, 1:04 AM
Sometimes I like using semi-colons to act as substitutes for periods. I also use brackets/parentheses to explain what I mean. I like hyphens; I use them whenever I feel like them.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 2nd, 2011, 2:23 AM
Squigly lines for the win~! :3

September 2nd, 2011, 2:34 AM
I don't know why, but for some reason I just like ellipsis...

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 2nd, 2011, 4:37 AM
Question mark. And it's all because of the Riddler :P That guy is awesome and he has question marks as his theme xD

September 2nd, 2011, 7:16 AM
I like exclamation marks a lot, I tend to use them a lot in online convos even when they arent needed lol.

September 2nd, 2011, 7:38 AM
I like the ~ just because it is different.

September 2nd, 2011, 10:48 AM
I love the these lines ~ !
They're really cool (or at least I think so)。。。
I also like Japanese fullstops 。 They are just epic!!

September 2nd, 2011, 3:41 PM
Apostrophes. If you've ever seen any of my texts (essays, papers, DBQ's, etc.) you'll see that I use them. And it makes me look smart. :)

Captain Hobo.
September 2nd, 2011, 8:48 PM
My favorite is the exclamation mark because of how it looks.