The personalities of various punctuation marks

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Love ’em or hate ’em, emoticons take the ambiguity out of emails and texts. By joining disparate punctuation marks, and sometimes a number or letter, you can express emotions in a manner quicker than words ever could. So what if they don’t have a place in PR. However, I’ve given little thought to the character traits of the individual punctuation marks that comprise emoticons. Thankfully, Carrie Keplinger has done it for us with her guide on punctuation social personalities. You can scroll to the bottom to view the guide in its entirety. (via Doubleday)

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