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Perhaps this article allows room for different languages. First, the rules of using the exclamation mark need not coincide in different languages. Second, there must be other words instead of shriek and bang in other languages. Andres 12:05, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Also, "!" is used as a phonetic marker (a "click") in some African languages. See w:!. - dcljr 20:53, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Alone in brackets[edit]

Perhaps we could use an example of the exclamation mark alone in brackets. Something like: "Despite their claims of being bigger than Jesus (!), the Beatles..." 12:16, 26 January 2009 (UTC)


See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2012#!. - -sche (discuss) 09:28, 23 March 2012 (UTC)