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What punctuation mark do you overuse?

Asked by SuperMouse (30845points) February 21st, 2009

I tend to over-do the exclamation points and the ellipsis.

Is the plural of ellipsis ellipsi?

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Blondesjon's avatar


SuperMouse's avatar

@Blondesjon, cyber knuckle touch for a fellow ellipsis lover! There’s that pesky exclamation point again!

Ashpea9288's avatar

I think the plural of ellipsis is ellipses.

I definitely overuse commas, at least in school papers and such. I’m a fan of the run-on sentence.

Grisson's avatar

I’m horrible about over-using parenthesis (especially when I want the content to sound like an aside).

MrItty's avatar

Ellipsis, definitely… I use it way more than is necessary….

babiturtle36's avatar


TaoSan's avatar

I’m, definitely, a, comma, kinda, guy,

chelseababyy's avatar

^^-That sexy little punctuation mark. I’d rather overuse, than not use at all ;]

suzyq2463's avatar

I want to be “witty;” however, it’s 4:25 in the afternoon, and (to be quite honest), my favorite punctuation mark—drumroll, please—is, actually . . . . well? All of them!!! Have any of you read Eats Shoots & Leaves? It’s for the punctuation pundit.

Allie's avatar

Hmm.. I think I’d have to say parentheses.
By the way everyone, @johnpowell has perfect capitalization and punctuation. Really.

Jayne's avatar

I do love me a semicolon; they’re fun.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

maybe parentheses, i always have some sort of side comment on my own sentences. or commas. it’s probably just on the internet though, if i do overuse them, because in english i do pretty damn well on those grammar/punctuation tests.

essieness's avatar

I do the dot dot dot… way too much. (and I love parenthetical side notes)

chyna's avatar

I love dots….
Dots are fun….

RandomMrAdam's avatar

I am not aware of any… punctuations that I overuse… Possibly…comma’s?...No…I don’t use comma’s too much…

Standswithacane's avatar

Elipses by far. But I cant help myself.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

… ,

I hate it when people overuse exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lakersfuture's avatar

I think I over use the… I use it in everything!!!

MacBean's avatar

@RandomMrAdam—You overuse apostrophes. ;)

I’m a comma abuser. [hangs head in shame] Also, I use a lot of ellipses, like everyone else here seems to. And I’m a big fan of the interrobang; I try to come up with excuses to use it as much as possible.

Edit: After I posted my answer, I looked at it and realized that I’m pretty sure I use semicolons more than anybody else I know.

Aethelwine's avatar

The colon, for this reason:

Jayne's avatar

I think that the most overused punctuation mark on the internet at large, however, is the lol.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I think it is going to be the comma for me.

mrswho's avatar

My english teacher refers to me as the “comma queen”. Once I got into the negative point values (-230 somthing) due mostly to comma issues. I like to put them where I would put a pause, but apparently I think like William Shatner.

LouisianaGirl's avatar

um…........... periods and exclimation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I place a comma with every pause for breath, ( I read all my written works out loud to get the cadence right) and if I ever get emphysema, then, I suppose, I, will really, overuse, commas. :-)

aprilsimnel's avatar

, <——That one.

alive's avatar

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susanc's avatar

Me too on the semicolon. I think in joined-together complete thoughts. It’s perfect for that.

onesecondregrets's avatar

Ellipsis and just the period. I’m really good at exhausting the coma too.

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