Girlie/Manly punctuation

I know that there was a discussion of this on the WPA-L mailing list– at least I think there was because I haven’t had time to read that mail lately– but I thought I’d post a link now that I found it via the NCTE Inbox: “Is the semicolon girlie?” from Salon.com. I can see this as a little bit of fluff to add to English 328, actually.

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One Response to Girlie/Manly punctuation

  1. Andre says:

    I’d never thought about punctuation as gendered before. I guess the exclamation point would bve masculine… and ththe boob thing is feminine:
    (.)(.)

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