On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 01:22:11 +0900, Phillip Gawlowski wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 5:03 PM, Shadowfirebird
> <shadowfirebird / gmail.com> wrote:
>>> But that's not a question! It's an exuberant and wrong statement 
>>> about a
>>> fictitious city named "What"! (cue Abbott and Costello)
>>
>> Imagine a very angry teacher. And remember that you can't end a 
>> sentence with '?!'.
>
> Even an angry teacher will state a question (a rising inflection on
> the last word/syllable of a sentence).
>
> Punctuation reflects these changes in inflection/speech patterns 
> (like
> periods signaling long breaks, as are common to end a sentence, comma
> signaling shorter pauses within a sentence which usually imply
> additional information about the preceding topic, and so on).
>
> TL;DR: Parsing a natural language is *hard*.

 Indeed, this is the second derivative of original question.

-- 
   WBR, Peter Zotov.