Exclamation Points!

This topic is quite prevalent in the conversations among my friends and me.  You are probably thinking, wow you and your friends should read a blog so you have something more interesting to talk about.  Well I am about to write about punctuation marks on this blog, so problem solved.

There are several schools of thought regarding exclamation points.  The most popular are the following:

A) Exclamation points are an expression of anger

2) Exclamation points are an expression of excitement

D) I don’t know what a period is

Here are some typical examples you can try saying aloud on your own time:

“Clear out the dishwasher” vs. “Clear out the dishwasher!”

(At some point this week vs. Nagging)

“Let’s go to the store” vs. “Let’s go to the store!”

(I need Preparation H vs. Beer me)

“I have to pee” vs. “I have to pee!”

(I’m bored vs. Pull over or hand me that Bojangles cup)

What can be confusing is if you are like me and use exclamation points to end every sentence.  To me it just makes life so much more exciting and adds a positive spin on even the most mundane activities:

Exhibit A:

P: “What are you doing?”

H: “Making the bed!” (see, now he wants to help)

Exhibit B:

T: “Can we meet at the mall after work?”

H: “Yes!  I need new makeup!  And a new bathing suit!” (what’s more fun than spending money?)