RE: Does a rhetorical question need a '?'

Subject: RE: Does a rhetorical question need a '?'
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:16:12 -0400

Dick said...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-219327 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> 219327 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dick Margulis
> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:08 AM
> Subject: Re: Does a rhetorical question need a '?'
> Dick Margulis wrote:
> >
> > There is no rising pitch at the end,
> > which would signify a customer.
> Er, would signify a question. ;~/
> >

Um, having worked in retail on several occasions, I can safely say the
original, though it may have been a Freudian slip, was actually correct:
After about 6 - 7 hours dealing with another bloody customer will
generate a rise in pitch, volume, blood pressure, bile, etc., etc.,
etc... ;-)


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