Can you believe it.
How do you like them apples.
But that's not how I roll. In my writing, it's:
Can you believe it?
How do you like them apples?
I know these aren't really questions seeking answers. I realize that they're intended as statements. But to me, it is their core essence as questions that makes them useful as statements. So I give 'em question marks.
I'm more prejudicial in the opposite situation: when people add question marks to statements and commands.
That, to me, is a command plain and simple. Though I suppose there's an argument to be made in favor of putting a question mark here, I'm anti-question mark in this situation. Or at least I thought I was until 15 minutes ago when I was writing an e-mail to a friend. I wrote:
I promised him I would help with the project for free. And, guess what? I
A moment later I noticed it and changed it.
And guess what. I flaked.
But for some reason, I didn't like that either. I recast my sentence ("and, suprise, surprise -- I flaked") and am now left wondering what got into me. (I'm also wondering: what got into me? And I'm even wondering what got into me?)