The Interrobang Character “‽” Was Used in a Court Opinion

Interrobang

Interrobang

The interrobang character “‽” was used in a court opinion on June 13, 2012.

The interrobang, also known as the interabang, is a nonstandard punctuation mark used in various written languages and intended to combine the functions of the question mark (also called the “interrogative point”) and the exclamation mark or exclamation point (known in printers’ and programmers’ jargon as the “bang”). The glyph is a superimposition of these two marks.

Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in his opinion in the case of Robert F. Booth Trust v. Crowley (No. 10-3285), used an interrobang on page 8, at the end of line 10.

You can find the entire opinion here.

The interrobang character “‽” was used in a court opinion.

The interrobang character “‽” was used in a court opinion.

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