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
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..." 22.214.171.124 12:16, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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- I daresay that usage is indistinct from that of (!), which can denote, amongst other things, irony or sarcasm. — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 18:35, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
- Delete this sense (because, by its very definition, it cannot be attested distinctly); keep (!). - -sche (discuss) 05:31, 1 February 2012 (UTC)