banglipsis

n. (from bang and ellipsis; thanks, McGroarty)

  1. A sequence of three exclamation points, usually intended to impart extra emphasis but more often indicative of an omission of content.

[N]otice the sign on the soda machine: “Free refills only for the immediate stay following the purchase of drink!!! No refills if you go out and come back later in the day!!!” We bet there’s a story behind that sign. —Bruce and Karen Schneier’s RSA Conference 2006 restaurant guide (PDF)

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