I’m considering a fast from exclamation points. I’m tired of equating them with smiley-ness, peppy-ness, and personable-ness. Have I neglected the other members of the punctuation family for the appeal of the “!” ?
Whatever happened to a simple “Thanks.” or “See you soon.” with its inherent joy? Why does just plain “Thanks.” seem so curt and stuffy? And why must I use more than one “!” when one is powerful enough?
In truth, due to overuse, my exclamation points hardly mean mean anything anymore! <— (10 pts if you knew what that “!” meant. 😉 )