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The interrobang‽

It’s not uncommon to see “!?”, “???” or even “!?!?”. While not formally allowed, it’s still an easy way to express a question in surprise. But, hey, there is a better solution! Back in 1962 the typographist Martin Speckter got the brilliant(?) idea to superimpose an exclamation point on a question mark – and by that invented the interrobang! What‽ I’m already addicted to the interrobang 🙂 If you don’t see it, it’s probably because the character unfortunately isn’t included in all fonts (why could that be?).