11.13.2005

how did i know

I saw the "what punctuation mark are you" test over at Sr.Steph's. Somehow I knew I'd come out as the exclamation point. What's funny about this is in several conversations with various people of late, it's been discussed that I seem to have a gift/curse of sharing my observations about the world. And often times as this test says, it seems like people just won't listen! But it's still my duty, apparently. I am working on being a more gracious and gentle type of exclamation point! :)

Exclamation point
You scored 61% Sociability and 58% Sophistication!
Yes, you are fine around others. Fine. But you wish you could have just a *little* more alone time. Okay, well, a lot more alone time. In fact, you'd be happier if you didn't have to go out nearly as much. You get along very well with the period, who tries mightily to take up as much of the load as he can. But fools will not listen. You want to scream, "Cut it out, for the love of Safire!" But, all of that notwithstanding, you do your duty. And, if sometimes you feel like a Chicago street hooker, you also remember that you really do have an important role to play. Your soul remains pure. Hold your head high!


Link:
The Which Punctuation Mark Are You Test via Steph

3 comments:

kevin h said...

I, too, am the exclamation point, though my percentages are lower, at 61 and 52. I was hoping to be a semi-colon. :D

A said...

"You scored 15% Sociability and 76% Sophistication!

Congratulations! You are the semicolon! You are the highest expression of punctuation; no one has more of a right to be proud. In the hands of a master, you will purr, sneering at commas, dismissing periods as beneath your contempt. You separate and connect at the same time, and no one does it better. The novice will find you difficult to come to terms with, but you need no one. You are secure in your elegance, knowing that you, and only you, have the power to mark the skill or incompetence of the craftsman. You have no natural enemies; all fear you. And never, NEVER let anyone tell you that you cannot appear in dialogue!"

Geez, according to this I'm nearly a hermit and it makes me sound like quite an arrogant snob. I don't think I want to be aroun me....

Of course, I could say it's all just bogus.

Richard said...

"You scored 61% Sociability and 76% Sophistication!"

congratulations! You are the Quotation Marks! There is a lot more to you than meets the eye. You certainly get plenty of "action," but you'd be happier if those who lusted after you were more selective. You hate being used as a general intensifier; haven't these people ever heard of underlining? Italics? And yes, you remember the cruel words Mr. Joyce directed at you. But you let none of this get you down; those who abuse you are destined for a "special" reward, sooner or later. You feel particularly warm toward periods, commas, exclamation points, and question marks, and usually wish to have them next to you. Parenthesis can sometimes trouble you.