Holy shit, this package of hot dogs can be resealed! Using an exclamation point here seems like overdoing it. But on the other hand, including the word “Resealable” itself is redundant because the red line on the back of the packaging, that plastic zipper, says it all. That plastic zipper is a word that says, “Resealable.” But maybe it says that for people looking at the package online. Because OMFG, BallPark has an awesome website.
What do exclamation points do for you? I love them. Take Mairéad Byrne’s poem “How to Say Thanks When You Mean It But Don’t Really Have Time Right Now,” which goes, simply, “Thnaks!” — using an exclamation point means never having to spell things right. I use exclamation points because I think they tell the recipient of my email how excited I am to be emailing them, and how excited I am that they are alive.
Tags: exclamation points, hotdogs
Your last sentence describes the way I use exclamation points also!
Except it doesn’t account for when I get excited to have something in common with a stranger.
these angus beef hot dogs are so good, we call them franks! bun size? why not!
coworker and i just iming today about another coworker who uses an exclamation pointed elipsis “…!” at the end of every sentence in emails. so it looks like this…! all the time…! nothing he is saying is particularly exciting, its just his signature period.
Too bad they say “line-up” with a hyphen. So unnecessary!
Maybe he’s ‘writing’ fields of anti-grav obelisks.
and “franks” is also redundant too
storytime: what would people do with that zipper if they weren’t told “resealable”
Today I went to a food cart called Bro-Dogs and got a vegan hot dog with a bunch of grilled vegetables piled on it. It was worth all the exclamation points in the world.
was kind of thinking the dwindling ellipsis and the excited exclamation cancel each other out in a way, so ends up equaling a period. that or its like a build up to a sneeze and then a sneeze! or its just an intense exclamation, like he wants silence first so that it hits you harder.
Probably cut it off when they opened the packaging, I mean, without the word “resealable” how would they know not to? haha
had an ex-boyfriend who only ended sentences in ellipses, drove me crazy, made me mentally attach a dismissive “if you say so….” to the end of every text
My first reaction was “isn’t it kinda ridiculous to pile vegetables atop vegetables” but then I thought how much I want a bacon-double-cheeseburger.
Does Mairéad Byrne have a new book coming out soon? I loved the last one!
Now I’m just thinking about Hideki Irabu again.
yes, that last theatricalization – like waving hushing arms before a sneeze
This bums me out because Adam has sent me exclamation mark emails…
In other news. The punctuation mark is ridiculed because it used for melodrama in beginning writers. I read a LOT of exclamation marks in class. But I think the !!! does need a vintage remake, a do-over. It can be used to great effect.
an exclamation point is the erect form of a semicolon
( a question mark is an exclamation point that has been earnestly pulled )
I invented using exclamation marks as an semantic entity unto itself, e.g. as an independent line of text in chat, the subject of an email, or even as the title of a blog post. my gift to the internet. you’re welcome.
I learned in 3rd grade Spanish that they get to use them before and after the sentence, ever since then our way just seemed a little lackluster.
No you didn’t. There’s been a band named !!! since ’96.
i invented using the apostrophe before years.
I invented the idea of intellectual property
I was inventing years before the apostrophe.
Umm, resealable hot dog technology is NOT new and certainly doesn’t warrant an impromptu conversation about exclamation points. In other news, can’t believe the news about the Hideki Irabu Suicide news. I feel like Hideki Irabu Suicide would be a marginally cool punk rock band name in ~2-3 years, and a pretty awesome [genre that hasn’t been invented yet] band name in circa 2015-2020. Circa!