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Percontation Point

(also known as the Irony Punctuation)

Percontation Point thanks to Martha Matthews

Written English lacks a standard way to mark irony, so in the 1580s English printer Henry Denham proposed the percontation point. It’s rarely used but is a great way to indicate that there is another layer of meaning in a sentence. Use it in an English paper and see the reactions!

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Humor is a universal language. - Joel Goodman

Is there another word for synonym? - George Carlin

Barbed Wire: A sarcastic telegram. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs

What's another word for thesaurus? - Steven Wright

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

Music is the universal language of mankind. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Good sayings are like pearls strung together. - Chinese Proverb

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall

From even the greatest of horrors, irony is seldom absent. - H P Lovecraft

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin

Sarcasm - because beating the crap out of people is illegal. - Unknown

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G Bennis

We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can. - Will Rogers

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. - Charles Baudelaire

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw

Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. - Sivananda

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

Irony: 1. Being witty at all costs; 2. A vegetarian catching swine flu. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Humour and irony include tragedy; they're two sides of the same coin. - Maurizio Cattelan

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

The most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the first word you thought of. - Burt Bacharach

Language: The blood of the soul into which thoughts run, and out of which they grow - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos. - Karl W F Schlegel

Although he tortures the English language, he has not yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning. - J B Morton

Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different elements of belonging and not-belonging. - Jhumpa Lahiri

The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. - Jack Welch

All worthwhile men have good thoughts, good ideas, and good intentions, but precious few of them ever translate those into action. - John Hancock Field

Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else. - C S Lewis

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

The best managers figure out how to get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than by trying to control their people. - Reed Hastings

Life is too ironic to fully understand. It takes sadness to know what happiness is; noise to appreciate silence; and absence to value presence. - Unknown

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell


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