Re: A new point about fonts to argue and speculate over

Subject: Re: A new point about fonts to argue and speculate over
From: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>
To: "<Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>" <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:34:44 -0600

Sometimes, one person's abomination is innocuous to another. I doubt many folks could give a reasonable explanation for the origin of "bald-faced lie, whereas, in its absence, "bold face lie" is nearly self-explanatory and vividly descriptive.

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On Nov 5, 2012, at 3:01 PM, <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com> wrote:

> No, I wasn't saying the font creator was making a mistake. The corrupted
> phrase "bold face lie" has existed for quite some time. And the
> fontographer was right to pick it up and use it. I was just expressing
> my sadness that it also perpetuates the ignorance of that abomination.
>
> I get particularly annoyed by language change-through-ignorance. Change
> due to legitimate need is perfectly alright. And necessary, if the
> language is to remain alive. But I suppose (he admits grudgingly),
> drift-through-stupidity also keeps English alive. I don't have to like
> it, though.
>
> -BH
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Lauren
>
> On 11/5/2012 12:20 PM, Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com wrote:
>> Bold Face Lie works well as a font name, I just wish it wasn't
>> perpetuating the misreading of "Bald-faced Lie". Almost nobody says
>> the phrase correctly because of that corruption.
>
> I think it is more of a pun than a misreading. The font itself is bold
> face. I love puns.
>
>
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