Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Mystery of the Disappearing Exclamation Points

Over the years, I checked in every now and again, expecting either the company or the community to be long dead. In 2000, the stock spiked from about $12 and change to nearly $40 — well over $100, split-adjusted — making the Wavoids, as one of them put it on Ragingbull, “dizzyyyyyyyyyyy.” —Danny Hakim, "That Ship Will Come in, Right?" (NYT, 3/4/07)


This story is also very important because it contains this quote:

Some Wavoids can be a little sensitive about their plight. After I told the Wavoids I was writing another article about the company and its boosters, one poster offered this reply last month: “NNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!”

Now—if anyone saw the print edition, s/he would have seen that this online version is less exciting. In the paper, there were four lines of Os—and over 140 exclamation points!

2 Comments:

Blogger jennifer snow said...

My favorite thing about Parkian communication might be its love for the exclamation point.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Yes!!!

9:27 AM  

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