Speaking of the Interrobang…

Cidu Bill on Nov 29th 2012

Just noticed this in my hard drive, in the “Did I ever use this comic???” folder:


Filed in Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, interrobang | 16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Speaking of the Interrobang…”

  1. Jeff S. Nov 29th 2012 at 12:41 am 1


  2. Jeff S. Nov 29th 2012 at 01:12 am 2

    Ok, I don’t remember you using it, because I don’t recall hearing about the interrobang prior to the recent discussion.

  3. yellojkt Nov 29th 2012 at 05:34 am 3

    Jeff S,
    I see what you did there.

  4. Fred C. Nov 29th 2012 at 05:57 am 4


  5. The Bad Seed Nov 29th 2012 at 07:47 am 5

    Yes, Jeff S, nice one‽

  6. The Bad Seed Nov 29th 2012 at 07:50 am 6

    But who has even heard of an interrobang‽ Should 99.999% of the population have to use Google to understand a comic‽ (yes, I’m like a kid with a new toy…)

  7. JHGRedekop Nov 29th 2012 at 08:06 am 7

    It’s a pretty good album, too: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hrab4

  8. J-L Nov 29th 2012 at 12:06 pm 8

    What’s the date of this cartoon?

    I first heard of the interrobang just two days ago.

    (At first I thought it was just a fancy name for a question mark, but then I Wikipedia’d it.)

    It’s hard to see the year, but the month and day is February 27. If I squint, the year looks like… 1987 ?!

  9. Mary in Ohio Nov 29th 2012 at 05:52 pm 9

    It was proposed as a legit punctuation mark quite a few years ago - maybe even before 1987. Like Esperanto, it just never caught on.

  10. Cidu Bill Nov 29th 2012 at 06:02 pm 10

    Well before 1987: I learned about it in elementary school, which would have been early-to-mid 60s. I’m pretty sure it was new then, like New Math and its even-less-unloved cousin New English.

  11. Cidu Bill Nov 29th 2012 at 06:03 pm 11

    So I guess I should have mentioned: “The Early-To-Mid 60s Called…”

  12. J-L Nov 29th 2012 at 06:48 pm 12

    What happen ?!

    The early-to-mid 60s called ?!

    What you say ?!


  13. Keera Nov 29th 2012 at 07:25 pm 13

    I did not learn about the interrobang in school, but later (5 years ago?), as a graphics designer, I read an article about the typography behind it.

  14. Kilby Nov 30th 2012 at 03:11 am 14

    @ J-L (8) - You were squinting too hard, it’s 27 Feb 2007: http://www.gocomics.com/bc/2007/02/27

  15. Kamino Neko Nov 30th 2012 at 05:58 am 15

    New English?

    Is that the dialect they speak in Maine?

  16. Mark in Boston Nov 30th 2012 at 11:59 pm 16


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