Friday, October 26, 2012

Period Exclamation point

The Obama campaign slogan now has an exclamation point: Forward!

And yes, the word forward — followed by a period or an exclamation point, either one — makes a sentence. It’s an instance of the hortatory subjunctive.

I still prefer the understated seriousness of the period.

comments: 2

The Arthurian said...

Good call!

Michael Leddy said...

I didn’t realize at first what you were linking to. Thanks! Or, Thanks.