Destiny’s Child didn’t perform “Say My Name” at the Super Bowl; Obama’s State of the Union address completely threw off my Tuesday evening line-up of sitcoms; and the only thing delivered to my apartment for Valentine’s Day was a GrubHub order.
My point: I can’t remember the last time I was Jessie Spano excited about something. Yet I abuse the exclamation point multiple times a day. If only something fell on the punctuation spectrum that was somewhere between that enthusiastic go-getter and the straight-faced period. Thanks to Ellen Susan, there is. It’s called the “ElRey,” which Observatory says emotes positivity, but saves us from “communicating with the unhinged emotionality of a note slipped between junior-high students.”
Rolling with it a bit further, BuzzFeed suggest a couple additional punctuation marks to convey snark.