The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical MarksBook - 2013
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A charming and indispensable tour of two thousand years of the written word which includes "*", "+", "@", and "&".
Pilcrows, Interrobangs, Octothorpes, Ampersands? If you've always wondered, well, even if you haven't, here's where you will find out. Fun!
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"Then came the Internet, plucking many a shady character from obscurity and thrusting them back into the light. The quotidian @ symbol became indispensable; the octothorpe was recast as the dashing hashtag, and the interrobang gained a new generation of admirers. The mythical ironics had their long-awaited debut, and the irony mark was revived too, though their new lease on life came with a caveat. The subtle shadings of verbal irony were bleached flat in the blinding glare of the new medium: what the Internet really wanted to communicate was not irony, but its laser-guided offspring, sarcasm."
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