Re: STORY: Goober's Best Conversation of the Day

Subject: Re: STORY: Goober's Best Conversation of the Day
From: "Richard G. Combs" <richard -dot- combs -at- voyanttech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 15:24:18 -0600

Sean Brierley <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com> wrote:

<snip>Besides, it's "font twiddling," right?

At the risk of starting another "tool war," I vote for "font fondling." It
has the advantage of alliteration (I've been a fan of alliteration ever
since discovering the poems of Vachel Lindsay) and sounds so much more
professional than twiddling. Twiddling suggests idle, pointless, thoughtless
activity. Fondling suggests caring, focus, and concentration -- or at least

Besides, Andrew would have wanted it that way. ;-)

(unflagging fondler of fine fonts)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Voyant Technologies, Inc.
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