Unpunctuated Challenge 6: Exclamative Sentences

What an exclamation!

Exclamation marks have had lots of different names over the years including screamers, startlers and gaspers!

One theory about the punctuation mark is that some scribes used the medieval equivalent of ‘hooray’ after some sentences. In Latin this was ‘io’ (joy). If you put the ‘i’ above the ‘o’ you get a sort of exclamation mark!

You can find additional resources for using exclamation marks here.

You can find more quirky facts about punctuation in the Monster Punctuation book!