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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oh, great!* Another sarcasm mark.

Suggestions from http://getthepoint.me/ :
  • an asterisk (*) for sarcasm
  • a question-mark-plus-tilde (?~) for confusion or ambivanence
  • and a double closing parenthesis )) for a happy or joking tone

The folks at ShadyCharacters like the asterisk idea, are ambivalent about the ambivalence mark, and dislike the the double-parens idea:

http://www.shadycharacters.co.uk/2014/04/miscellany-47