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A History of the Exclamation Point!

Exclamation points are useful for communicating emphasis! But where did this punctuation mark come from?! The current running theory is that it comes from Latin. In Latin, the exclamation of joy was io, where the i was written above the o. And, since all their letters were written as capitals, an I with an o below it looks [...]