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.

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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New York City Elite High Schools

There is a big debate going on with many people demanding that these three elite NYC high schools (Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science, and Brooklyn Technical High School) change their admission requirements so as to achieve a … Continue reading

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What Do Words Really Mean?

Many, many years ago I heard this lengthy quote from Alan Greenspan. I took great pride in being able to recite it from memory. In this climate of verbal ambiguities and double negatives, it seems more appropriate today than it … Continue reading

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What’s My Line?

In 1958, there was a game show in which panelists had to ascertain the occupation of a guest. During the life of the show, I do not recall anyone who was a dental hygienist. However, I am writing about this … Continue reading

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Whose job is it anyway?

For a long time now, I have been complaining to the sports networks regarding the way their commentators mispronounce the names of Russian professional women tennis players. Today. I got the thought that this may be the wrong approach. Why … Continue reading

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Slowpoke Drivers

It’s bad enough that traffic is slow because the roads are crowded. Slow drivers in the left lane make it even worse. Today there was a car in the left lane with the right-turn signal on, driving at 50 mph … Continue reading

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