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The 53rd Annual Punctuation Posse Round-up

July 19th, 2010 · 113 comments

If you’d like to join a vigilante punctuation posse or a grassroots typography militia, Washington State might be the place for you.

In one Seattle suburb, for example, an underground group has targeted a certain “JS,” who sources say “has some serious control/micromanagement issues, and enjoys flaunting his power to tell people what to do a liiiittle too much. He also tends to find nasty ways to get revenge on people who contradict him.”

Please leave out apostrophe's [sic] / symbols from customer names (commas - OK)  JS Please leave out apostrophes from plural nouns.

Elsewhere in Seattle, “office professionalism” seems to have no bearing on freedom of speech…as long as you use the right typeface, of course.

Please keep the door closed!!! Thank you!!! Please don't use Comic Sans — we are a Fortune 500 Company, not a Lemonade Stand.

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FILED UNDER: "too inside fucking baseball" · apostrophe catastrophe · awk abbrev · Comic Sans Alert · Helsinki · most popular notes of 2010 · music · not-so-veiled threats

113 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Dawn

    But he uses the apostrophe incorrectly in the WORD “apostrophe.” JS is just begging to be taken down a peg or twelve.

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm   rating: 95  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Harv

      I think the use of the apostrophe in the word “apostrophe” might have been a joke…

      Sep 2, 2010 at 7:03 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

  • #2   bean

    I want to give him the benefit of the doubt; he used the ‘s as a witty remark on people’s misuse of the apostrophe, but he really could have stepped it up with (Commas, ok)

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm   rating: 56  small thumbs up

  • #3   Lin

    Funny that he disses comic sans but says nothing about the excessive exclamation points.

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm   rating: 96  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   a-Arialist

      My thoughts exactly! Although I thoroughly agree with the anti-comic sans stance.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:52 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   Mo® bang

      Comic sans and “duck face” should be unilaterally banned!

      Jul 20, 2010 at 8:13 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #3.3   Woman on the Verge bang

      I think they should just use webdings and be done with it.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 8:18 am   rating: 56  small thumbs up

    • #3.4   The Elf

      The excess Exclamation Point’s got me too!!! Seriously!!! Its’ a Fortune, 500 company Not Facebook!!!

      Jul 20, 2010 at 9:55 am   rating: 74  small thumbs up

    • #3.5   HandyMarigolds

      Have you noticed……………how when people actually use any kind of punctuation,,,,,,,,,,, they think you need eleventeen of it??????????

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:09 am   rating: 66  small thumbs up

    • #3.6   DensityDuck

      The excessive capitalization and ugly left-justification are fun, too.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #3.7   scotto

      There’s never an excuse for comic sans.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #3.8   WMDKitty

      As much as I loathe Comic Sans, it *is* easy to read.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 1:15 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

  • #4   H for Toy bang

    My apostrophes own a couple :symbols and some (symbols, but no /symbols.

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:24 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #5   shwonline bang

    They have customers with symbols in their name? Is (The Artist Formerly Known As) Prince a customer?

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm   rating: 60  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   The Elf

      Given what people name their kids these days, I wouldn’t be surprised to find symbols. I’m not sure I’d even by surprised to find cymbals. After all, there are only so many ways you can misspell “Caitlin” before your little girl has a name just like everybody else’s uneek and cr8tve name.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 9:58 am   rating: 50  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   HandyMarigolds

      Oh, man. Come check out Utah sometime. Every boy born after 2002 is named Kaden, and every Kedyn/Kaiden/Qaed’n spells it differently.

      As for girls, you just pick two or three syllables you like and stick “Mc/Mac” on the front — especially if you have no Scottish or Irish ancestry.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:12 am   rating: 49  small thumbs up

    • #5.3   The Elf

      That’s it. If I ever have a little girl, I’m going to name her “Mc’C8lynne &”.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:39 am   rating: 126  small thumbs up

    • #5.4   Xenobiologista

      I have a hyphen in my given name. Helps to clarify which my given name is because a lot of Chinese people have one-syllable surnames and two-syllable given names, and sometimes it’s not clear whether they’re writing their names the traditional way or Western-style with the surname trailing. And apostrophes in names are also pretty common (e.g. O’Connor). But who the hell has a comma in their name?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #5.5   DT35

      A colleague was struggling to figure out how to pronounce a new client’s name that was spelled La–ah. When he tried something like “Layah,” she told him contemptuously that he was stupid for assuming the punctuation was silent, and that anyone should know her name is pronounced “La Dash Ah.”

      Jul 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm   rating: 58  small thumbs up

    • #5.6   Ladasha

      DT35, I have heard that story in numerous incarnations… the maternity nurse, the teacher, the employer, all trying to figure out to pronounce La-ah. I doubt there are a hundred La-ahs running around, just a bunch of people all claiming one silly story.

      Jul 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

  • #6   shwonline bang

    Please don’t engage in Random Capitalization of words like “Company”, “Lemonade” and “Stand.”

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm   rating: 83  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Nack

      Or contract a word!

      Jul 19, 2010 at 11:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #6.2   park rose

      Sage advice, Nack. Contracting a word always ends in bloodshed.

      Jul 19, 2010 at 11:40 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #6.3   Froget menot

      aye ‘aye’ sir !

      Jul 20, 2010 at 1:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #6.4   Woman on the Verge bang

      Yes, rose. Contracting a word ends in bloodshed… or a two week course of antibiotics.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #6.5   shaniatwainHAY

      Does induced contracting mean there will be blood? I drink your milkshake.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 5:40 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #7   Vin¢

    I am.

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      Hello, Am!!

      Jul 20, 2010 at 9:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   infant tyrone bang

      Hey, where’s Sam ?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:07 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #7.3   The Elf

      He got sick from those green eggs and ham. That’s what happens when you steal from the company fridge. It was not fucking delicious.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:44 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

  • #8   H for Toy bang

    Maybe Commas-Ok is a hyphenated last name, and he’s using it as an example of what not to do. As in “Eustacia Commas-Ok should be listed as Eustacia Commas Ok. Thank you.”

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:27 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

  • #9   Risha

    But what if the customer’s name has an apostrophe in it? I think that D’artagnan might have something to say about this rule.

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   H for Toy bang

      As much as I hate to stick up for a controlling twat like JS, I think that’s the point. With no apostrophe(‘)s, it’s much easier to look up Naggy O’Naggington in the computer when you aren’t sure if it’s spelled O’Naggington or O. Naggington or Onagginton.

      Jul 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #9.2   park rose

      All for one and one for all! Athos, Porthos, and Aramis might agree with you, Risha, though I’m not sure what Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting would have to say. Sting, after all, doesn’t even have a surname. I am curious, though, as to which names have commas in them?

      Jul 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #9.3   Nack

      My real name has an apostrophe. It is constantly left out when people write or type my name. And now I can be discriminated against at this store too! Boohoo! WHAT ABOUT MY NEEDS?!!

      (Sarcasm font off)

      Jul 19, 2010 at 11:28 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #9.4   AuntyBron

      I suspect the comma would be used thusly:
      John Smith, Jr or some such.

      Jul 19, 2010 at 11:55 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #9.5   infant tyrone bang

      I think Sting and Sade would have to Cher and Cher alike.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:09 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #9.6   HandyMarigolds

      Thanks, Park. That effing song will now be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

      Nothin’ but love for those fellas, of course. But singing together somehow makes them sound like they’re taking turns throwing up.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:18 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #10   aaa bang

    If they’re a Fortune 500 company, I’m sure they could also afford some higher quality paper for their passive aggressive signs.

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:54 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Kay

      Or get a tidy little sign made instead of taping a piece of paper to the door.

      Jul 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   Froget menot

      Looking more like a Vicodin 500 comp’ny to me !
      and If life gives you lemons …you have them expelled?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 2:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #11   Jonathan

    Don’t they teach kids to use bound parameters in SQL anymore?

    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

  • #12   FeRD bang

    Uh-oh. I smell trouble. There’s every indication this situation is headed for a rapid descent into classic no-win scenario territory.

    After all, if the employees follow J.S.’s advice, and “leave out” all those apostrophes and symbols, where do you think they’re going to leave them? Scattered all over their desks… and once those fill up, in the breakroom and other common areas!

    Then we’ll just be right back where we started, with more seething notes about employees not cleaning up tables and clutter being left on counters!

    I’m telling you, that company should just accept the inevitable, and change its name to Kobayashi Maru, Inc.

    They will be needing a new logo, tho — maybe something in a nice Comic Sans?

    Jul 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Meesh

      Is the breakroom the Klingon Neutral Zone in this scenario?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 7:43 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #13   park rose

    I want to thumb the pink note/rebuttal a thousand times.

    Jul 19, 2010 at 11:19 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Woman on the Verge bang

      I want to thumb you a thousand times, rose. But that’s how I roll.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #14   TippingCows

    I’d leave a copy of Eats, Shoots, and Leaves on the desk of JS just to punctuate that pink note.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 1:10 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Canthz_B bang

      Please do not use Oxford commas. There is a worldwide comma shortage, so why waste them (as I do so often) ? ;-)

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:48 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #15   lizzy

    I prefer Comic Sans to Helvetica.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 1:53 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Splint Chesthair

      They should get that commie typeface off our money!

      Jul 20, 2010 at 9:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #15.2   mamason bang

      Helvetica is my least favorite of all the processed cheese flavored foods.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 11:14 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #15.3   Woman on the Verge bang

      Helvetica. Is that Hellboy’s girlfriend?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #15.4   Xenobiologista

      You have GOT to be kidding me. Is that really the new $100? I used to complain about how American money was all the same color but after seeing the hideous wreck that is the new $20, hiring a colourblind and brain-damaged designer is not the way to fix it.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #16   J

    Even the creator of Comic Sans seems to have a love/hate relationship with his typographic spawn.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 3:06 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Splint Chesthair

      Makes perfect sense, typeface conveys an attitude, Comic Sans is good for what it was intended for, not so good for professional documents or published letters.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 9:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.2   HandyMarigolds

      Much as I hate reading a memorandum that looks like the closing credits of The Simpsons, it’s still better than Kristen ITC and the other “Look, it’s like my kindergartener did this in crayon!” fonts.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:24 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.3   Xenobiologista

      Comic Sans is exactly what it says on the tin. You’ve got to be a moron to think it’s good for anything serious.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #16.4   WMDKitty

      +1 for the TV Tropes link alone!

      Jul 22, 2010 at 1:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #17   Meesh

    Aw man, no fair! Washington State gets to have all the fun militias.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 7:49 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   PFJ-WA

      You can still join, Meesh! We’re actually a long-distance affiliate ourselves, of the Punctuators’ Front of Judaea. And we’re always looking for new members… we lose a few to LOLcat-induced aneurysm every week.

      But you have to ~really~ hate the Times Romans.

      Jul 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #18   Splint Chesthair

    I like to use “Freestyle Script” because it makes people think you sent them a handwritten note and that you have perfect and uniform penmanship and are therefore better than they.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 9:17 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   HandyMarigolds

      No one would buy that who knew my handwriting. Where’s 14-point Dysgraphia Serif when you need it?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:29 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #18.2   WMDKitty

      Same with my handwriting — there’s a REASON I type, folks!

      Jul 22, 2010 at 1:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #19   Spencer Delarosa

    Does it STILL make one instantly trendy to criticize comic sans? I thought that fad was over 5 years ago.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 9:34 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   The Elf

      It’ll be over when they stop using Comic Sans. Until then, we struggle on.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:03 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #19.2   mamason bang

      Can someone please explain why everyone hates Comic Sans?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 11:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #19.3   park rose

      Because it’s sans the comic?*

      *I don’t know.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 11:50 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #19.4   HandyMarigolds

      @mamason, it’s because we’re tired of alleged professionals using it in business contexts.

      In particular, publishing an office memo in Comic Sans is an indication that the writer expects (1) to be seen as “whimsical and fun,” and (2) to be taken seriously. It accomplishes neither.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #19.5   mamason bang

      Well, I’m going to take a bold stand, out on a limb and announce to the world once and for all…


      There. I said it and I’m not sorry. I also like french fries dipped in ice cream and can eat an entire box of Jell-o instant pudding in one sitting. Judge me if you will. That is all.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #19.6   Meesh

      Well, I like Papyrus and putting potato chips on my sandwiches, so we’re both social pariahs.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #19.7   oi

      I thought I covered this in last comic sans bashing post.
      Hang on will fetch that for ya..

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #19.8   DensityDuck

      “hating comic sans” is the new “hating All Your Base”.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #19.9   Woman on the Verge bang

      I’m in for Fritos and green grapes.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #19.10   oi

    • #19.11   eslinger bang

      I’m with mamason on this. I, too, like all those things she mentioned. Yum!

      P.S. – Comic Sans is fucking delicious. Take that, hipsters!

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #20   kiff

    If this is how we can get back at Ke$ha, I’m all for it.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 10:11 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   eslinger bang

      If I could thumb this comment more than once, I’d thumb it thirty-seven times. In a row.

      I have a No Ke$ha Rule in my car. I also have the same rules for John Mayer, Justin Bieber, and Owl City. Hates them, preciousssss.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #21   bigyaz

    The first few comments? Kind of funny. After that, the humor just becomes strained and totally unfunny.

    What’s wrong with just enjoying the post? Do you all feel the need to comment, even when you have nothing witty or interesting to say?

    Jul 20, 2010 at 11:44 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   park rose

      I was just going to enjoy this comment, but the question marks were delicious, so sweet, and so cold. Forgive me.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 11:55 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #21.2   HandyMarigolds

      Do you all feel the need to comment, even when you have nothing witty or interesting to say?

      You tell us.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #21.3   mamason bang

      What’s wrong with just enjoying the post?

      If that’s what you want to do, then have at it. Is Kerry there, holding a gun to your big fat empty head, forcing you to read these comments that leave you so unamused? Hmm? :-?

      Seriously, is Kerry there with a gun? She forgot her meds today and that never bodes well.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #21.4   Mo® bang

      I am sorry I didn’t read your comment because I was “enjoying” the post. :wink:

      Jul 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #21.5   Splint Chesthair

      Don’t you actually have to click something to read the comments?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #21.6   oi

      Mo, You should not be “enjoying” post. That is not very decent. :P Let “me” tell you what you should “enjoy”…

      Jul 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #21.7   Froget menot

      Hi, my name is @ and i m an unwitty and uninteresting commentaholic…

      i started to comment at 15 , fell into a persistent comma soon followed by an accentuated fall in apostrophic pressure……

      Jul 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #22   Stephanie

    The funniest thing about the comic sans debate that I have ever read.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #23   TheAngryMongoose

    Someone uses triple exclamation marks twice in a row, and someone complains about the FONT!?

    Even if they were using bloody IMPACT the exclamations would still be the stupidest thing there!!!

    Jul 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   mamason bang

      Wow!!! You really are angry!!!

      Jul 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #24   Woman on the Verge bang

    What the fuck is this? It’s getting annoying.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #25   Woman on the Verge bang

    Cut that shit out.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #26   dave

    The first NW should take has his own advise first. he has unnecessary apostrophe in the word apostrophes.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   park rose bang

      Yet, I have to give him kudos for deciding to use symbol over its close cousin, cymbal, as mentioned in 5.1. Tricky things, homophones and near-homophones.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #26.2   mamason bang

      Well said, Dave. 8-O

      Tricky things, homophones… not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #26.3   dave

      alright. alright. it was suppose to be advice. I got it.
      Here by I predict a law. If you chastise someone for improper grammar, you, yourself will make a grammatical mistake in next five minutes. It’s inevitable.It’s called Dave’s Law.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #26.4   park rose

      Yup. Karma’s a bitch that way ;) Happens to all of us. Leaves me wondering what the comeuppance for being a supercilious twat (referring to myself here) will be.

      Jul 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #26.5   wright1

      Here’s a classic from claw71 (we miss you, claw!!):

      “Grammar is like old dynamite: it’s fun to blow shit up but eventually you drop a stick and send your own ass to kingdom come.”

      Jul 21, 2010 at 2:49 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #27   bob loblaw

    your so right. i see these grammatical errors alot.

    Jul 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #28   Please Don’t Use Comic Sans

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    Jul 21, 2010 at 10:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #29   AJ

    Comic Slab?

    Jul 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #30   Rob

    I am sure they don’t want symbols in the name because the program they are using will crash/something else bad.

    Jul 22, 2010 at 7:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #31   Alex K

    … removing comic sans from next company windows build…

    Jul 26, 2010 at 9:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #32   Quick - Xchange Links

    Why Location-Based Social Media Needs to Get “Passive” Aggressive – Mashable!…

    I found your entry interesting thus I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

    Aug 17, 2010 at 6:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

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    Aug 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #34   Limeliberator bang

    What kind of revenge are we talking here?

    Oct 12, 2010 at 6:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #35   Ken

    no apostrophes and symbols? Methinks the idiot they hired to write their customer management database (JS, perhaps) is not too good at sanitizing user input before feeding it to the database.

    yes, my name is ‘;drop table –’ and I am a very important customer of this firm!!!!!!!!

    Oct 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #36   AHustle

    Oh, I don’t know – there may be more to Comic Sans than meets the eye –

    Oct 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

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    Nov 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

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    Dec 9, 2010 at 5:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

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    [...] (Photo used with permission from passive-aggressive notes.) [...]

    Dec 9, 2010 at 7:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #40   James Smith João Pessoa, Brazil

    There is nothing wrong with Comic Sans. It’s only people with no real knowledge of typography and design that use it as an excuse to appear superior and knowledgeable.

    What they are really doing is demonstrating their own ignorance and incompetence.

    Dec 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #41   Funniest (not necessarily passive-aggressive) notes of 2010 |

    [...] Please don’t use Comic Sans [...]

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #42   baboushka

    Comic sans,
    Dishpan hands,
    Life happens while you’re making
    Other plans

    Must give us pause…
    Was it is, or is it was?

    Feb 11, 2011 at 11:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #43   Lola

    As a teacher I have been told to use comic sans in all my lessons, for pupils with language based learning difficulties it is the easiest to read (especially on a blue background).
    I would not use it for anything else but we should all be nicer about a font that can actually improve someones learning.

    Mar 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up


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