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May 25, 2004 8:01 AM   Subscribe

How to speak UNIX - interrobang's nick explained?!
posted by carter (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Interrobangs previously discussed here.
posted by carter at 8:03 AM on May 25, 2004


>> ! * ' ' #
^ " ` $ $ -
! * = @ $ _
% * <> ~ # 4
& [ ] . . /
| { , , SYSTEM HALTED

OR:

Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,
Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash,
Bang splat equal at dollar under-score,
Percent splat waka waka tilde number four,
Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash,
Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH.
posted by jazon at 9:18 AM on May 25, 2004


I can't read that without my brain supplying a hip-hop beat.
posted by kevspace at 9:22 AM on May 25, 2004


well, then you're fluent!
posted by dabitch at 9:25 AM on May 25, 2004


Hatless Atlas:

^< @.@* }_# | -@$&/_% !( @|=>
;`+$?^?
,#"~|)^G

hat less at less point at star
backbrace double base pound space bar
dash at cash and slash base rate
wow open tab at bar is great
semi backquote plus cash huh DEL
comma pound double tilde bar close BEL

posted by CrunchyFrog at 9:28 AM on May 25, 2004


Missing a < there...
posted by benzo8 at 9:31 AM on May 25, 2004


OK, I've tried getting "Hatless atlas" to look right, several times. I give up.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 9:36 AM on May 25, 2004


Wikipedia has excellent coverage of the interrobang.
posted by mosch at 9:44 AM on May 25, 2004


See here for Hatless Atlas, Waka Waka Bang Splat, and Lesser-waka Bang Splat.
posted by jazon at 9:46 AM on May 25, 2004


interrobang's name has been explained several times--on this very site! It's true!
posted by The God Complex at 10:38 AM on May 25, 2004


Everyone knows that #! is pronounced "shebang".
posted by spazzm at 11:50 AM on May 25, 2004


i'm so changing my nick to bash-bang-splat
posted by mr.marx at 1:38 PM on May 25, 2004


I will be **!!

(kiss kiss bang bang)
posted by namespan at 6:27 PM on May 25, 2004


Mark Pilgrim has compiled an excellent history of the tilde.
posted by quasistoic at 2:36 PM on May 26, 2004


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