Shady Characters - a new blog about punctuation

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Shady Characters is go!

I've just launched a website called Shady Characters looking at the stories behind some unusual marks of punctuation such as the pilcrow and the interrobang.

The first long post (about the early history of the pilcrow) has just gone up at You can follow the site on Facebook ( or Twitter ( The plan is to update it every week or two with new material, time permitting.

Please take a look, and don't hesitate to get in touch with comments, criticism or anything else!

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