"having lunch at thai place!!!"
"Here it is! The OS we were all roaring about. Just upgraded!!"
"Robin hood !!!!" (means - watching it right now :/)
These are real updates, from real people. On emails/social networking sites. What is wrong with the world? Why are exclamation marks used out of place almost all the time, like there is no tomorrow? It's like the Lays chips commercial, no one can eat just one - no one stops at just using one. Like there is some kind of medal tally of how many "!" one uses.
I'm no grammar nazi. This blog is filled with all typos and types of mistakes. I don't like to correct people's its and it's. But for the love of god(or whatever you believe in) please be sober with those exclamations. You know how you feel, when someone uses too many smiley's in a text conversation. Like after every other word. Diabetic. With exclamations, it is something similar. High blood pressure.
My respect for a person's sensibilities is inversely proportional to the "!"s they use in their words. Yes, I'm judging you. Be sensible. Make the internet a better place - for you and for me and the entire human race.
An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
PS: And now you can laugh at how uptight I'm with this thing, which is true :D. But I get irritated seeing a million of these everyday, and so the rant.