Of late, I have been reading official emails where a simple thanks is followed by repeated exclamations. The exclamations appear in pairs or triplets. The pattern cannot be predicted. It could either be “Thanks!!” or “Thanks!!!” depending on your luck!
Repeated exclamations are used for emphasis. But what is the emphasis here? It is a thanks! Is the sender indicating the joy for a job well done or frustration for a job that took so long?
I generally limit my exclamation to one while expressing displeasure. Whenever I express gratitude, I refrain from using exclamations. So, I keep wondering if this is a new style.
What do you think?