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Irony Mark

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An unconventional punctuation mark that indicates a state of affairs that is contrary to what one expects, and is often used to evoke humor.

This mark, placed at the beginning of the sentence, indicates a state of affairs that is contrary to what one expects, and is often used to evoke humor.

Created by Marcellin Jobard in 1841.

Source: Ford, Jeremy. "A Collection Of Non-Standard Punctuation Marks." Progressive Punctuation, 2024, tinyurl.com/3rmtp662. Accessed Mar. 2024.

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Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Language Symbols.

Irony Mark is part of the Punctuation group.

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