Mon Feb 17 18:44:51 PST 2003

Philip Hart wrote:
> I don't in fact use exclamation points.  Perhaps they were 
> useful once, but when I see one now it's usually because of 
> poor writing, and in such matters bad drives out good (even 

I think you've gone a bit too far in eliminating them altogether, however my
wife does tell stories of a grad school prof who explained to his students
that they had a limited lifetime supply of exclamation points, and that
using more than one or two of them in his course would drop their grade.