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Two Undesireable Fonts. [Aug. 19th, 2005|11:00 pm]
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Times New Roman.

The standard font for MS Word, the program that I tend to use quite a bit. It's the default option.

It can be changed, and for most of my years, I have used Courier New, the standard font for screenplays, as my font of choice.

Comic Sans.

The most vile font on the planet.

"Sans" is a French word which is basically "without," so by name, there's nothing funny about Comic Sans.

However, every female on the planet who writes with that font tends to imply humor and light-heartedness.

It's a silly font with an incorrect name, and it offends the français in me.

Note: I still like people who use it. I'll just never read their main page or responses or posts in Comic Sans.

Poll #555447 Fonts Which Bother You.

Name a font which you really don't like.


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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-20 02:59 am (UTC)

Re: 9/10

Comic Sans MS is like a clown.

The actors and actresses who play clowns usually are not funny. They're not good enough to be mimes. They have a bad reputation because of John Wayne Gacy, the killer clown. They scare children. I hate clowns.

Clowns and Comic Sans MS are a kick to the genitals.
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[User Picture]From: pierce
2005-08-20 02:58 am (UTC)
'small fonts' bugs the piss out of me as well.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-20 03:00 am (UTC)


They get to me if the entire body of the text is in micro-script.

That, as age increases, is going to be as annoying as ALL CAPS or worse, everything in bold.
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From: mangelamustdie
2005-08-20 06:38 am (UTC)
what's wrong with offending the french? really?

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-20 06:47 am (UTC)

After Napoleon Bonaparte, it went downhill.
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From: zboson
2005-08-20 12:46 pm (UTC)

"Comic" ha-ha, or "Comic" weird?

"Sans" is for "sans-serif", and many sans-serif fonts are designated that way, not just Comic Sans. In fact, Comic Sans implies that there exists a serifed "Comic". Is there? If so, does that one offend you, also?

I'm not offended by any fonts in particular. In fact, I have a fondness for that good old standby, Helvetica (though Helvetica Neue is better, albeit less common).

It would be nice if there were a broader range of default fonts so people wouldn't be forced to use Comic Sans when they wished to imply quirkiness on their web pages. Of course, there are billions of people who think that busy backgrounds and transparent boxes and auto-music and flashing/falling/floating things and weird colours and funny cursors also look good, so who knows if that would solve any aesthetic problems, really.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-20 04:40 pm (UTC)

Re: "Comic" ha-ha, or "Comic" weird?

You said it well.

I did realize that Sans stood for the Serif font family, but I couldn't resist pointing out my extreme dislike for that font.

Comic Sans is like George W. Bush. A lot of people hate it, but just as many love it. It doesn't always have the right time and place for use, but unfortunately, it is the font of choice for funny and quirky statements.

Helvetica's a good, clean font. I like it.

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[User Picture]From: cobaltbluetony
2005-08-22 04:01 pm (UTC)

Re: "Comic" ha-ha, or "Comic" weird?

I hate resumés done in Comic Sans... it's like saying, Please direct me to the next McDonald's job fair!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-22 07:15 pm (UTC)

Comic Sans Employment.

I think I'd be the first one, if I was a recruiter, to have legal action against for discrimination against Comic Sans applicants.

That's probably because I'd accept it with a "thank you" and promptly toss it in a wastebasket, right in front of them.

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[User Picture]From: cobaltbluetony
2005-08-22 04:00 pm (UTC)
I MUCH prefer Verdana. It suits me.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-22 07:11 pm (UTC)

I forgot about mentioning the marquee tag.

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