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Published December 21, 2010
Area woman Bianca Simpson is experiencing unusual difficulty in deciding whether to use three or four exclamation points in the second sentence of the text message she is writing to her friend Krista regarding their plans to get a drink after work Friday.

Said Bianca, “The first sentence, ‘Looking forward to Friday’, is a no-brainer. It obviously calls for two exclamation points, especially since it’s followed by a second sentence regarding the same subject. But the second sentence, ‘Can’t wait to see you,’ is the one that’s torturing me. On one hand, we haven’t seen each other in like a month and the last time we saw each other we kind of got into a fight, which makes me think that maybe I should use four exclamation points. On the other hand, I usually reserve a quadruple exclamation point for special occasions, like when a friend is pregnant or engaged or something like that.” With a pained look on her face, Bianca sighed, “I just don’t know what to do.”

As of press time, Bianca was leaning toward simply calling Krista, although she wasn’t sure how high a pitch her voice should have to convey her excitement for the upcoming event.
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