riddle me this, batman

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    riddle me this, batman

    why do people such as stevey frequently write questions like this

    [insert question here] ???

    (i would emphasize the space, but you can't bold a space)

    can someone explain to me why there is a space and why there are almost always three question marks?

    i just can't seem to figure this out.

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    the three question marks are to make the questions stronger.

    like:
    #1. do you understand this?
    #2. do you understand this???

    #1 makes the point, but it makes the reader feel that the writer is just asking you if you understand. but #2 shows that the writer himself doesn't understand it and assumes that no-one else does either...

    so, there is a slight difference, but nothing much.
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    i would have thought it was like...

    [kalm-voice] do you understand this?

    [fik animated voice] do YOU [have any grey poupon] understand THIS?!?!?!?!

    there we go... nice... nice...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    nice... good one.
    that's what we needed
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    anyhow.... why is ther a space between the last word of the sentence and the '?'s?

    (i knew what they meant and why you'd use them, i was just wondering why people use the space)

    sometimes i'll use " !!! " to meen that i'm shocked or something like that, and " ??? " if i don't understand.. but i use them alone, not after a sentence as punctuation.

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    How can somebody care so much about such little things ???

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    Because it's the little things that kill.

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    So we all die because stevey posts three question marks with a space after the last letter of the line ???

    LOL

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    sure. why not.
    i am as sure about this as you can be sure about (infinity=0)!

    ha ha ha. you like that??
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    is this picking on people SUCH as stevey, or picking on stevey himself ???????????????????????????????????????????

    anyway i tend to hold my finger down on the ?????? key, no particular reason. also do a lot of.................................. for no particular reason.....

    i think the space is good punctuation though, i prefer the space. are you really so anally retentive that that bugs you so much ??????????????????????????

    anyway if youre all gonna die cos of a few ?????????????? then take this mother ****ers !!!!!!

    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????

    die you ****ers.......................
    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????
    Steve

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    die die DIEEEEEEEEE !!!

    ?????????????????????????????????

    die

    ?????????????????????????????????????



    are you all dead ???
    Steve

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    Yep.

    You did it again, Stevey! First you go killing the joke threads and now you kill all of us with your needless over-use of ????... **ow..the pain*** ??? **ah, can't take** ??? ***much mor............**

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    to stevey:

    no offense, but how stupid can you get??
    i mean i know there are stupid people, but there is a limit. HOW stupid can u get?

    again, no offense, but you are acting dumb...
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    oooooooohhhhh get you !!! wheres my handbag ???

    stop saying no offense, you think i care that you don't like my sense of humour ??? i love your use of 'no offense', i think i'll have to adopt that style...

    i thought it was funny, so again i launch a question mark blitzcrieg...


    ??????????????????????????????????????

    my ???????? will destroy you !!!
    Last edited by stevey; 05-24-2002 at 08:40 PM.
    Steve

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    i do like your sense of humour stevey, but no offense, you are going over the edge. and no offense stevey, but i dont want you to adopt my 'no offense' style. but since you like it any way, take this.

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    ps: no offense meant stevey. do pleasae dont take offense to it.
    I am the Alpha and the Omega!!!

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