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Is there a standard ordering for the question mark and the exclamation mark used together?

Which is correct:

Was That Folk!?

Was That Folk?!

Or both? I always use the former. But the SO FAQ uses the latter.

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marked as duplicate by MετάEd, Matt E. Эллен, Alenanno, Marthaª, Gnawme Feb 4 '12 at 2:43

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Welcome to EL&U! This question has already been answered; please see: Is there a standard ordering for the question mark and the exclamation mark used together – MετάEd Feb 3 '12 at 21:07
Oh, thanks! I searched for "interrogation" instead of "question mark" and did not see it. Should I vote to delete? – Camilo Martin Feb 3 '12 at 21:16
You're welcome. We'll sweep it up. Incidentally, coarse language is fine everywhere, excepting only the title of the question. – MετάEd Feb 3 '12 at 21:30
Why compromise? Just use character U+203D INTERROBANG, which is ‘‽’. There’s also a paired U+2E18 INVERTED INTERROBANG, that is, a ‘⸘’, for those who like ¿this sort? or ¡that sort! of thing. ⸘See what I mean‽ ☺ – tchrist Feb 3 '12 at 21:42
Uh, it says I cannot vote for delete, only raise moderator attention, as it has an answer. Sorry. Nice, coarse language is fine eve...! I mean, not like I was planning to use it... :) (I even think "Was That Folk" looks better now) Thank you for your attention. – Camilo Martin Feb 3 '12 at 21:46
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The concept of "Correctness" -- blessedly -- has not yet been extended to cover the punctuation of obscene initialisms. Perhaps The Academy will deal with it soon; perhaps not.

In the meantime, you may use whatever punctuation scheme pleases you, and let the SO FAQ sue you if it becomes enraged.

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Wait, WTF stands for Worse Than Failure, of course. – Camilo Martin Feb 3 '12 at 21:07
Of course it does. – John Lawler Feb 3 '12 at 21:12

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