An anonymous telephone call, or one that is made to threaten, annoy, or harass its recipient.
- ‘This is why there are blank calls.’
- ‘They made blank calls to our rooms in the wee hours of the morning to check that we were still in our hotel rooms and not out spying.’
- ‘And why haven't you been getting a blank call?’
- ‘This kind of depravity is also found among people who make blank calls, or whistle at pretty women, or throw garbage on cricket fields, or scribble graffiti on historic monuments.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.