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I just exchanged e-mails with a supplier asking for the status of an order; I sen the e-mail with just a question mark "?".


He replied with an exclamation "!".


I laugherd, because I know that two individuals of some renoun exchanged letters like that, but I can't remember who they were, and I though it was refreshing that somone had that bit in mind so readily.


I'm sure someone here will have the answer.

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Joe Frickin' Friday

The shortest correspondence in history is between Hugo and his publisher Hurst & Blackett in 1862. It is said Hugo was on vacation when Les Misérables (which is over 1200 pages) was published. He telegraphed the single-character message '?' to his publisher, who replied with a single '!'.



Wikipedia entry on Victor Hugo


He wasn't as happy as you might expect.



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Cool Dude

Over 1000 musical compositions were written and based on his works. When he died, over 2 Million people were in the funeral precession.

2 Million? I never knew any of this until reading these posts.

Many thanks to you geniuses!

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During the late unpleasantness between the States, it is said that the Army of Northern Virginia believed the book was about them...

Lee's Miserables.

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