Author Archives: stanleygraphics

About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.

What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between “different” and “differently”? Most people use “differently” when they mean “different” because they do not understand the use of adverbs (words that modify verbs of action, like “walking slowly” and “running quickly.” You may also … Continue reading

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Growing Stuff

My reason for writing about this is that it provides the opportunity for me to express my rage about the term “growing your business.” It’s just plain wrong! You do not “grow” children either; you “raise” them or “bring them … Continue reading

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Sour Milk

I have dry cereal with milk for breakfast almost every day. I keep the milk well refrigerated and pay close attention to the expiration date. This year, however, I have had to dispose of more spoiled milk than any time … Continue reading

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Amazon Failed Delivery—Again

The product I ordered recently was supposed to come yesterday. However, the product never arrived even though I was notified that it was delivered. Actually, it was dropped off at the Post Office for pickup. There is no way that … Continue reading

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Who Made It Anyway?

The label on a product usually describes who made it. The most common wording is “MFG by.” Obviously, that label was created by someone unfamiliar with the appropriate abbreviations, possibly due to a lack of fluency in English. When I … Continue reading

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A Meaty Condition

It gives me cause to wonder if anyone supervises information posted to some websites. This information was posted recently on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center website. It is in the section dealing with registration for programs. All … Continue reading

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