We’re one week closer to National Punctuation Day! This week, we’re celebrating the question mark. Why? Because you can’t ask a question, like the one we just did, without it!


In English, the question mark is used at the end of an interrogative sentence. The history of the question mark is debated; there isn’t a clear answer to when or how or even who invented it. One thought is that it comes from the Latin word quaestiō, which means question. It is thought that the modern-day question mark evolved from writing the “q” above the “o” to indicate a question.

Jose Gomez, from our digital design team, has created an image inspired by one of the most famous question marks, the Super Mario question block! Who remembers hoping for a Super Mushroom to come out of one of those?!


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