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to ask people to turn it down a notch with all the exclamation marks

(56 Posts)
ItAintHalfHotHun Thu 01-Sep-11 10:39:47

Because it is really annoying if you pepper your posts with exclamation marks at the end of every single statement! Like this! Is there any need!

Plus if you use more than half a dozen exclamation marks you come across as really thick!!!!!!!!

Stop it! Or go back to the Daily Mail comments section!

worraliberty Thu 01-Sep-11 10:41:09

biscuit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jodianna Thu 01-Sep-11 10:42:27

Crikey! I thought I only had to worry about the apostrophe police!
smile

chibi Thu 01-Sep-11 10:42:44

this drives me fucknutty

hateithateithateit

Iggly Thu 01-Sep-11 10:43:03

What?!!!!!!!!!!!!

grin

Catsmamma Thu 01-Sep-11 10:43:40

oh! !!!!!

Kayano Thu 01-Sep-11 10:44:30

I use them all the time!!!

This is how I speak!!!

Like an excited Australian!!!

Catsmamma Thu 01-Sep-11 10:44:39

I don't suppose you like multiple questionmarks either????

IggyPup Thu 01-Sep-11 10:44:58

I post on another forum and they jump down your throat for poor grammar, poor spelling and a tendency to overegg the exclamation mark pudding.

This is a forum where contributers are occasionally told to fuck off or described as cunts.

I think your annoyance is petty.

ItAintHalfHotHun Thu 01-Sep-11 10:45:00

I couldn't care less really if you scatter apostrophes all over the place, don't use capital letters, say lol or use text speak.

But exclamation marks all over posts. It does my swede in.

I think it is a truism that the more exclamation marks in a post = the more numbskulled the statement.

acrunchieandacupoftea Thu 01-Sep-11 10:45:53

Really!?!?!?! You must be an English teacher! Sorry to annoy you!!!!!!! wink

ItAintHalfHotHun Thu 01-Sep-11 10:45:57

kayano does your voice go up all the time?

At the end?

Like at band camp?

GrimmaTheNome Thu 01-Sep-11 10:46:03

I thought excited Australians were more like this????!!!!!

ItAintHalfHotHun Thu 01-Sep-11 10:46:23

<head in hand>

I fucking asked for this didn't I...grin

VelvetSnow Thu 01-Sep-11 10:46:47

YANBU to ask!

However, I reckon I'll continue to type as I please.

MotherMucca Thu 01-Sep-11 10:46:51

Oh! I think it makes one sound fun! And carefree!!!!!!!

IggyPup Thu 01-Sep-11 10:47:14

Sorry, I meant:

Your annoyance is petty!!!!!!

ItAintHalfHotHun Thu 01-Sep-11 10:47:55

For example:

"i'm sorry but I have to go out to work, I don't want to pay my taxes for people to buy plasma TVs with all their benefits!!!!!'

'what's wrong with smacking your kiddiez, it never did me any harm!!!!!!'

ItAintHalfHotHun Thu 01-Sep-11 10:49:00

It doesn't make you sound fun - it makes you sound like one of those 'I'm mad and bubbly, me' types who always seem to be the organisers of hen nights.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 01-Sep-11 10:49:30

Yup, you asked for it.

pippilongsmurfing Thu 01-Sep-11 10:52:38

FFS, does it really matter in the grand scheme of things?

Are you the new self appointed grammer police? hmm

ItAintHalfHotHun Thu 01-Sep-11 10:54:27

No, I am the GRAMMAR POLICE hun

Nah, it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, but neither does 76% of threads on mumsnet, frankly.

ItAintHalfHotHun Thu 01-Sep-11 10:55:03

Neither do <watches self>

MotherMucca Thu 01-Sep-11 10:57:11

Oh, I am crazy kerazzyy, me!!!!! And bonkerz!!!!1

wink

poppyknot Thu 01-Sep-11 10:57:26

I am more of an ellipsis girl myself........
According to Wikipaedia at the end of a sentence it can indicate a feeling of melancholy longing........ So now I know I look like an angsty teenager....

It annoys the hell out of me and would not be something that I would do in handwritten text.........

Oh hell..................

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