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summerskittles91 Thu 11-Aug-16 15:37:52

SIL has a compulsive need to put '.??' after every question she asks via text message/whatsapp.

AIBU to find this insanely annoying?

Why is there a full stop before the question mark and why is there 2 question marks?


springwaters Thu 11-Aug-16 16:31:34

You are being unreasonable not to use aroper title for your thread. If you did then many could skip,over it as it is boring,

Adults don't text like this. Children do. Get more grown up friends

HoneyBadgers Thu 11-Aug-16 16:44:39

spring You're a delight, aren't you!

I'd find that irritating too, OP. Make up an equally annoying response with things and see if she notices!

summerskittles91 Thu 11-Aug-16 16:59:22

HoneyBadgers I think its pregnancy hormones, but this is has annoyed me from the when I first met her! It's just more annoying now

TellMeSomethingNew Thu 11-Aug-16 17:01:48

Oooo that would annoy me too!

Also annoying:

Writing a question like this ?
And using full stops like this .


MiddleClassProblem Thu 11-Aug-16 17:03:42

I have a friend on FB who puts a space before punctuation.

Maybe she thinks a full stop is meant to be there. It's shocking how many people had a poor education in this country. It's very unfair.

OutOfAces Thu 11-Aug-16 17:09:44

I have an iPhone and DH has a Samsung when he uses an emoji I don't have it shows up as ?? on my phone in place of the emoji. Could that be it?

Although, that would mean she isn't using a question mark at all, just the full stop.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 11-Aug-16 17:15:28

Grammar, punctuation and spelling are important. Unfortunately it wasn't taught for a while and a lot of current teachers went to school during these Dark Ages so they don't know what they're doing either.

It's the difference between knowing you're shit or your shit.

IwannaSnorlax Thu 11-Aug-16 17:24:26

Very true Mrs!

That would drive me crazy too Op, but whilst we're on grammar, it should be why are there 2? (Not is, as you have posted grin).

Niloufes Thu 11-Aug-16 17:40:24

It would annoy me too. Anybody else.??

Missgraeme Thu 11-Aug-16 17:50:42

Start putting extra ones of your replies to out - grammar her?????????

summerskittles91 Thu 11-Aug-16 21:22:26

I might put 3 every time I ask her something hmm

MyNameIsPenny Thu 11-Aug-16 21:28:36

I'm wondering if you're my sil.
I can only apologise. I once used two ?? after a very big text question and now my phone auto corrects a single ?? to two. Every. Single. Time.
Although I don't do the weird space full stop thing so actually I can't be the annoying sil...

JigglypuffEvolving Thu 11-Aug-16 21:30:04

I have... A friend... Who uses... Constant elipses...

I hate her.

summerskittles91 Thu 11-Aug-16 22:34:12

MyNameIsPenny haha I don't think you're my annoying sil.. It's got have the full impact of '.??' Every time angry

Iggi999 Thu 11-Aug-16 22:46:15

Your thread title annoys me so much that I have forgiven your sil.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 11-Aug-16 23:42:02

I use... This... Too much... Must stop.??

myownprivateidaho Thu 11-Aug-16 23:44:34

Outofacres has it. It's an emoji you don't have.

JohnLithgowsLargeForehead Fri 12-Aug-16 00:32:10

I really don't get why so many people use a space before punctuation ! It looks awful .
And yes a double question mark is pushy grin

Elizawh Fri 12-Aug-16 00:45:40

Get more grown up friends

This isn't a friend she's talking about. It's her SIL, someone she doesn't get to choose.

summerskittles91 Fri 12-Aug-16 07:04:06

I also live with sil and her personality is as annoying as her texting.

She has an iPhone and I see the emojis, but the double question mark is always after a question.

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