Man I love texting. It means that I don’t have to go through a whole phone conversation including niceties like ‘how are you?’ and ‘take care’ and all of that lame stuff that people just say for the sake of it. With text you can get straight to the point. Then end the conversation at your own convenience with little or no offence caused to the other party. I feel sorry for twenty-years-ago me for not being able to enjoy this.
There’s just one teeny problem…
Letters on a screen can’t convey emotion. And thus the emoji was born, HURRAH! But sometimes there’s just not that smiley to convey what you mean. You search those little yellow faces looking for just the right expression, but alas, it’s not there. You have to go rogue.
Sarcasm is one of the biggest challenges we face. Sometimes it can be used it to your advantage:
Ahhh the classic perfect passive-aggressive sarcastic quip.
However, get it wrong and texting becomes a minefield of perilous language. Things are misinterpreted. And weird conversation ensue. And we’ve all fallen victim to its trap at some point in our digital lives.
But there is HOPE!
No longer do we have to fall victim to misinterpretation, for we were delighted to have this list of proposed new punctuation marks brought to our attention. Posted by a user on Reddit, the new punctuation that was originally brought to life by College Humor, solves every problem we’ve ever experienced when texting.
I would trade all my emojis for some mockwotation marks and some sarcastises ANY DAY. These new punctuation marks could really transform our lives. Can they please happen? ASAP?
However, we’d also like to add one of our own to the list. Because nobody is the same without their morning tea:
If there’s any punctuation marks that you’d like to see, let us know on our Facebook page.
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