Category Archives: ignorant

Font Foolishness

Many years ago, before the digital age, there was a clever mechanical way to make small adhesive labels. It was made by Dymo, and I own one. It provided a very convenient way to identify stuff. And that, alone, was … Continue reading

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Making an Appointment

Have you ever called to make an appointment and and be sent to going around in circles? The other day I called my periodontist for a hygiene (teeth cleaning) appointment. The receptionist responded with “When would you like to come … Continue reading

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Ay Nother

Lately, I’ve been listening regularly to MSNBC on cable to keep up with all of the breaking news. I am disappointed at how many on staff there say “ay-nother” instead of “an-other.” It bothers me almost as much as those … Continue reading

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Asterick

The “sk” combination is difficult for many people to pronounce. That is why they say asterick instead of asterisk. It may also be the reason some people say axe (or aks) instead of ask. However, while researching these words, I … Continue reading

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Y’know Again

The involuntary overuse of “y’know” in speech has become an epidemic, or perhaps even a pandemic. I listen to news on TV quite a lot and I am disturbed and annoyed at the large number speakers (supposedly well educated) who … Continue reading

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Color Blind or Color Stupid

In order for an advertisement to be successful it must communicate. Too often I have seen ads like this in TV where they contain white type on a light-colored background. Frequently, the background is yellow. Sometimes the background is light … Continue reading

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CorelDRAW Non-Support

I have been using CorelDRAW since Version 1 was introduced in 1989. I have been a loyal user until now, but I am having second thoughts because of this recent experience. I am now using Version 17 (X7, as it … Continue reading

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