The Guardian UK – The Exclamation Mark! Go to article… Tweet Like Posted in Other 2 Responses to “The Guardian UK – The Exclamation Mark!” Neal Whitman says: May 7, 2009 at 8:12 pm GSR folks, Thank you for posting this article. You serve your readers so well. I welcome the reminder that punctuation is a tool that can serve writers well or not at all well. Words may be our stock-in-trade. But, oh! “Punctual as a Star” Emily Dickinson. Amicus poeticae, Neal Kristina Baer says: May 8, 2009 at 12:01 pm Too, too delicious! 1. Except in poetry, exclamation points should be used sparingly.(Fowler) 2. Women use more exclamation points than men. (Waleski) No doubt someone, somewhere is building a database of exclamation point usage in poems by women!!!! BTW: A “haha” is also the name of the ditch separating the groomed grounds from pasture and woodland on the English estate (ca. 18th-century). No need to post “No Trespassing!” signs. The haha served a dual purpose: It kept guests in and the livestock out. Very practical! Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.