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Old 09-05-2014, 02:46 PM   #11
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I don't know... does this sound like a rhetorical question to you? (?)

Although this was the winner, it just doesn't define rhetorical for me. The question mark itself seems to me to be asking for a response. I assume that a true rhetorical question doesn't want an answer.
How about a '?' in a circle with a diagonal line through it?
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:59 PM   #12
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Nope, too complicated - too many keystrokes. How about if we repurpose another symbol or find an emoticon that expresses it. I admit I'm stumped.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:07 PM   #13
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¿ how about that?
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:07 PM   #14
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¿ how about that?
I use that when I'm emphasizing a question.

I think some people use that to mean irony/sarcasm.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:54 PM   #15
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¿ how about that?
Does that mean you're asking your rhetorical question in Spanish?
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:57 PM   #16
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pthbbbbbt! That symbol at the end of a sentence...I mean. You tryna make me crazy¿
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:37 PM   #17
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Does that mean you're asking your rhetorical question in Spanish?
That was my first thought (took me back to 10th grade Spanish class). What's wrong with the ?]--I couldn't find an emoticon, mind you, the teleconference during which I did that search only last 15 minutes. Maybe s/one else has more time than I did today to search for a cutesy emoticon ?].
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:07 PM   #18
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¿ how about that?
That was what I was thinking, but I don't know the code to be able to type it.
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I just copy and paste from the character map on my computer.
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:59 PM   #20
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You can also do a search for "ascii table" and click on the first result to find the code for all the characters (or bookmark it or save it to your computer). Then hold down the ALT key and type the code on the number keypad (including the zero, if there is one).
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