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

Subject: Re: A new point about fonts to argue and speculate over
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:15:58 -0800

On 11/6/2012 1:34 PM, John Allred wrote:

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.

My interpretation of "bald-faced lie" without doing *any* research whatsoever, is that "bald-faced" means "bare-faced" and it means without shame. The phrase, "losing face," means to be ashamed. So, I think (but I can research this if I can my find my etymological references) that "face" has something to do with a person's pride and humility. Contrast this to "bold face," where it seems to me the "face" has more to do with a presentation in the world, whether a font or a person, and "bold" means to stand out and "face" means what others see. When it comes to politics and political campaigning, either "bald-faced" or "bold face" can apply depending on what the politician is doing or trying to convey.

I love words...





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