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Thread #67699   Message #1132982
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
10-Mar-04 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: a new punctuation mark
Subject: RE: BS: a new punctuation mark
Taking you seriously (which may be a mistake) I would say that .. is likely to be confused with ... or .......   

Actually the application you describe, of flatness, lack of expression, is pretty durn indefinite. I see limited or confusing application for such a punctuation mark, even if there weren't the confusion possibility.

And third, actually what you are describing would not be a punctuation mark, it would be a rhetorical indicator, like the exclamation mark and the question mark.

"Other than that, good idea!"

Dave Oesterreich