Possible Duplicate:
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.

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

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • 2
    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 – MetaEd 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
  • 1
    You're welcome. We'll sweep it up. Incidentally, coarse language is fine everywhere, excepting only the title of the question. – MetaEd Feb 3 '12 at 21:30
  • 1
    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

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.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.