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As regards !, wikipedia reads

The exclamation mark, !, or exclamation point (American English)

but it doesn't use a corresponding wording for ?:

The question mark ? (also known as interrogation point,

So my question is whether ! and ? are both called mark in British English and point in American English.

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    Wikipedia does use interrogation point.
    – fev
    Oct 3, 2022 at 9:14
  • Sure, but it doesn't make any reference to whether that's the America, British, or xyz variant.
    – Enlico
    Oct 3, 2022 at 9:27
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    I’ve never heard “point” in America for either ! or ? They’re both marks.
    – Jim
    Oct 3, 2022 at 9:45
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    @Jim: That's what I thought at first. But compare AmE usage (mostly "point"), and BrE usage (mostly "mark"). That was an unexpected US/UK usage split, to me. Oct 3, 2022 at 11:31
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    Adding to this (apparently opinion-based) thread: while this older AmE speaker has heard exclamation point more often than mark, I've never heard question point, ever
    – Jim Mack
    Oct 3, 2022 at 12:49

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As Ngram shows, American English typically uses "exclamation point" but "question mark." British English, by contrast, uses "mark" in both cases.

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Someone said they never heard of exclamation point in America. That's funny because I was born here and have lived here for 60 years and it's always been called an exclamation point, all through school and college.

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