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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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Irony is the hygiene of the mind. - Elizabeth Bibesco

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

The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

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

National Sarcasm Society. Like we need your support! - Unknown

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

Ratify: To use a spell and turn a person into a rodent - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom. - Anatole France

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

I failed kindergarten because I couldn't spell my last name. - Zach Galifianakis

Changes in language often reflect the changing values of a culture. - Ravi Zacharias

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. - Mark Twain

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

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive. - Robert A Heinlein

Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary. - Unknown

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. - Frederick Douglass

Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown

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

Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time. - Karl W F Schlegel

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

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it. - Charles Lamb

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

My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony. - Maurice Sendak

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. - Agnes Repplier

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran

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

He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right. - A. A. Milne

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

The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

Why is sunset more colorful than sunrise? It's an irony of life saying, "Sometimes, good things happen in goodbyes." - Unknown

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

Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones. - Keith Richards

Wise sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered. - Francis Bacon


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