Introducing the Tildipsis

It's time for you to get acquainted with the newest punctuation, the tildipsis! It looks like this:


As you might guess from its name and appearance, it's a combination of the tilde and the ellipsis. Why would we want to use the tildipsis in place of the ellipsis? Well, for one thing, it's not uncommon for people to use an ellipsis at the end of their Facebook status or Twitter update. Yet, when I invented the tildipsis, Twitter was interfering with this common convention, by truncating (i.e., cutting off) or hiding any ellipsis that appeared at the end of a "tweet" (Twitter update). Facebook still allowed a trailing ellipsis to appear, so apparently the tildipsis was not needed there, and now Twitter has gone back to displaying them as well. For now. But you might as well switch to the tildipsis anyway, so you'll be ready, just in case Twitter, Facebook, or any other site decides to hide the musty old trailing ellipsis.

Just remember: In any place on the Web where you would use an ellipsis, you can freely use the tildipsis instead! It has a nice wavy look, like a trip to the beach in the summer. But not quite as warm. Anyway, use of the tildipsis is not yet recommended in offline writing. Sufficient pressure on English teachers and other language authorities might change that, or that might be a pipe dream.

Should I mention that the tildipsis is in the public domain? There is no cost associated with using it. No licenses, no fees, just freedom for everyone. Don't you think that sounds good?

Sounds good to me~~~