if you haven’t noticed already, i’ll just come out and say it…i’m a huge fan of exclamation points. in fact, i always have to edit my use of them because i find that i could pretty much end every sentence i write with one. i never thought much about it until i read the editor’s letter from real simple last month and she spoke about how she’s a fan and finds it energizing. i couldn’t agree more! i think it’s because i write the way i talk – and i’m pretty animated when i talk – so how best to get that across through writing? lots of exclamation points!! i mean what would you rather do? ”clean the house” or “clean the house!” i rest my case.
are you an exclamation point user? or in my case, an over-user?!
from the editor’s letter: ”sometimes i think americans must have invented the exclamation mark-it’s their state of mind”.
[cool etsy finds, clockwise from top left: small vintage wood type exclamation points from monki vintage; mosaic tiles from jemmdee; sterling silver necklace from linden leaf studio; vintage glass nut dish from sosovintage; monster exclamation print from bo & friends]