Ernest Miller @ CopyfightPatenting Punctuation (Ernest Miller)
Well, it seems that someone has patented some new forms of punctuation: WIPO Patent Publication No. WO9219458:Using two new punctuation marks, the question comma and the exclamation comma: and respectively, inquisitiveness and exclamation may be expressed within a written sentence structure, so that thoughts may be more easily and clearly conveyed to readers. The new punctuation marks are for use within a written sentence between words as a comma, but with more feeling or inquisitiveness.Seems that this is sort of an addition to the faddish punctuation known as the Interrobang.via I/P Updates
This reminds me a bit of when Despair, Inc. trademarked the frowny emoticon ":-("