the sprinkles on the ice cream sunday of punctuation. used to make something interesting, to express interest, to show emotion, excitement, anger, add emphasis, and make names really cool; the actual term may be used when someone makes an excellent point-possibly even causing you to make a realization
Me: Can you believe Charl!e did that?!!
Pat: No i can't! I'm so mad!!! someone has to tell him!
Me: exclamation point!