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.

One Drug, One name

A common discussion these days is about a popular opiod. A large number of politicians and broadcasters know what it is but they do not know how to pronounce it. The name of the drug is fentanyl (fenn-tann-ill). Yet, it … Continue reading

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From Bad to Worse

I thought it was pretty bad that there are many senators and representatives who think that “criteria” is a singular noun. But it’s worse. Yesterday I heard one of them use “criterion” as a plural noun.

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Do Not Reset the Clock to 20 Years Ago

My grand-daughters took the New York State History Regents exam today. As part of the Regents, they had to write essays — printing…in pen. They’ve been writing with a computer for all their work for the last 6-7 years. “I … Continue reading

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Beware of Google Chrome Browser

Recently, I started getting annoying pop-ups on my screen. I had a tough time removing them, because when I deleted one, another popped up. And there were several. It took a while to get rid of all of them. Shortly … Continue reading

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Parking Problems Persist

Parking in NYC is difficult, particularly in shopping areas. I was lucky to find a space today. The introduction of Muni-Meter parking has eased the process somewhat.           Drivers may pay with coins or by using … Continue reading

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Broken Zipper

You are a rare person if you’ve never had a zipper pull break off in your hand as you are pulling up a zipper.         The reason zipper pulls break off so easily is that they are … Continue reading

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How Do You Describe the Native of a Place

The terms that describe the residents of a place are diverse, interesting, and sometimes funny. Some terms are simple and obvious, such as “Texan.” But if you are from New York, you are a “New Yorker.” Peculiarly, people from Florida … Continue reading

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