TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:RE: Typos of the week! From:Valerie Priester <hammerl -at- buffalo -dot- edu> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 01 Oct 2001 09:13:39 -0400
At a baseball game two years ago I started playing name that font to
identify the six or so fonts used on a t-shirt someone two rows up was
wearing. I was told I needed a life.
On paper or screen, I can also identify point size by eye, a trick that has
earned me annoyed looks. Worse was when I pointed out to a student employee
here that a period in his sentence was in the wrong font, plus it was bold.
And for strange typos of the week, yesterday I saw (in relation to hair
rollers) directions that stated to apply moose before using. Sounds a
little too woodsy for me.
--On Friday, September 28, 2001, 3:35 PM -0700 Barbara Yanez
<BarbaraYanez -at- cogentsystems -dot- com> wrote:
> I have begun to be able to recognize fonts on business cards. When someone
> hands me a business card, I mutter to myself "Ahhh, nice. Garamond."
> People look at me and say "Geez - you need to get a life."
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.