So June seemed to slip by without me noticing. Too much of the drama interferes with my commitment to my blog. For this session of writing I have chosen to pose a question. If you have read any of my blogs, you may have noticed that I love exclamation points!!! Here's the question: What is your favorite punctuation mark?
I actually have two and love to use them expressively! The first, of course, is the exclamation. It says so much, don't you think. I use it for surprise, shock, happiness and mostly to express that particular sentence with a did-you-catch-that kinda punch. Ex: My daughter made Color-guard at her school!!! I'm excited, thrilled, happy, proud and boasting all in one sentence using exclamations to shout about her achievement. I luvs being expressive!!
My second favorite is the ... (dot-dot-dot) Why? I'm not really sure. I think it's because it kinda leaves ya hangin. It's open to leave you to decide what your thoughts are after the ... I like the wondering, the what was he/she gonna say? The where did he/she mean to say? Is this gonna end good or bad? Does it do that for you? I like that it leaves you, the reader, to guessing and prompts you to read on. Recently, (and I'm a sucker for reality TV) the ... was used to end a relationship on the Bachlorette. The lying shithead left the show telling her let's not end this with a period, let's see how things go with you and the rest of the guys and we'll keep our relationship open with a dot-dot-dot. Naturally, she had fallen for the guy and continued to believe that there may be more to them because of his comment; leaving the rest of the guys hangin. What a douch!!! (notice exclamations) You get the idea of what a ... can do! What else was she suppose to think!
So there it is. My two favorite punctuation marks! I sometimes have to contain myself while writing, of course, but in my e-mails, blogs or chats, you will very often find my !!!! and ... appearing everywhere. Favorites anyone??? (Question mark coming in close third) See ya soon!