The interrobang is a non-standard punctuation mark that combines the ! and ?. It is used when the writer wants to convey both a question and exclamatory remark in one.
- “He ran for how long‽”
- “They ate how many hot dogs‽”
- “That video game destroyed how many of your brain cells‽”
- “A sneeze travels how many miles an hour‽” (About 35-40 mph)
Since it is a non-standard punctuation mark students would not use it in a formal paper for class. It is still a fun fact to know.
Assignment: Like the examples above, have students write silly, creative sentences using the interrobang.
Download the printable poster of the interrobang mark.