It just goes to show that not all that gets passed down in the written word from those older times is necessarily all mighty revelation.
An interrobang, or a dog’s cock‽
It's funny how as a writers we use common forms of punctuation without considering why in fact they exist in the forms that they do.
Did the printed page make us who we are?
For 99 percent of the tenure of humans on earth, nobody could read or write. The great invention had not yet been made.