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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Basschair, Nov 14, 2005.


  1. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Where the heck did the question mark come from? Neither Google nor Yahoo come up with results of pages dedicated to the question mark...

































    I'm tired.
     
  2. ?
     
  3. Dr. Evil's father.

    Or so he says.
     
  4. ¿
     
  5. Ifrit84

    Ifrit84 Banned

    Aug 27, 2004
    London, England
    It came from me. Not me. The old me.

    I travel in time. I am a savior. Lets eat little snack packs of cheese nips for fun.
     
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Question_mark

     
  7. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca

    I literally screamed out loud when I saw that.




    I'm of the opinion that, in the past ten years or so, the Chz Nips people changed the recipe and now make crappy Nips.
     
  8. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    This was pretty much the explanation that I'd always heard. That it originally looked like today's question mark, only rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Since generally the clergy were the only ones who could read, the question mark came from an intonation symbol on hymns that indicated for the voice to be raised, the same way it is in posing a question.
     
  9. I'm pretty sure that Cheezits have always been far superior to Nips. Or have they?

    Yeah, I wanted to use a question mark.
     
  10. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    You know what?



    I have to modify my former statement. It's not the "nips," but rather the "its" that are now sucking. Or maybe I got a bad box. Anyway, Trader Joes has the best cheese-flavored cracker now, so the point is moot.
     
  11. ¿Qué?
     
  12. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    It should be "¿Qué?". Spanish language always uses opening question marks.
     
  13. Crap, forgot about that. Thanks.
     
  14. whats with the spanish upside down question marks?
     
  15. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    What do you mean? It's another feature like the "´" or the "ñ".
     

  16. I mean the "¿" symbol. It's not used in the English language at all, so I don't know the origin of it. We just use the "?" symbol.
     
  17. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    This may help.