Lent is approaching and, as in past years, for the penitential season I was planning to give up snarking. But that’s a forlorn hope now that a Michigan software company has created brand new punctuation: the sarcasm mark.
Sarcasm, Inc. has invented the SarcMark, “which resembles an open circle with a dot in the center.”
“Statements have the period. Questions have the question mark. Exclamations have the exclamation mark. When you see the newest punctuation mark for sarcasm, you’ll know the writer of that sentence doesn’t literally mean what they’re writing; they’re being sarcastic,” the company said in a release.
Boy, I’m going to be nothing but peaches and cream once I start using this punctuation mark. And just wait till Evan Delaney gets her hands on it.
(Via The Rap Sheet.)