Where does it come from?: nowhere.

Is this use of colon okay?

  • It is uncommon, at the very least.
    – randomhead
    Commented Jun 19, 2021 at 5:04

1 Answer 1


Yes, This is a not very common form of writing a rhetorical question.

Note how "nowhere" is not capitalized, this is because it does not start a new sentence. The colon is here is used to join the two parts of the sentence and indicate that the question mark does not indicate an actual question and that the answer is not a separate statement.

  • Two downvotes and no comment?
    – James K
    Commented Jun 19, 2021 at 17:24

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