irony punctuation marks

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Aug 2 13:51:16 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> The first I've heard of this:
> .
> It can't be a put-on, because there's no IPM at the end.

This has come up on Language Log from time to time:

And see Erin McKean's 2010 Boston Globe column on the subject:


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