Category Archives: stupid

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

Posted in annoying, ignorant, stupid, typography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in annoying, ignorant, stupid | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in annoying, humorous, ignorant, language, pronunciation, stupid, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in annoying, ignorant, language, stupid | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in annoying, ignorant, stupid, typography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pronunciation 3.0

It is sad when a member of congress cannot pronounce common words used when conducting her business. I was watching TV today when a member of congress spoke about the “Judisherary Committee.”

Posted in annoying, ignorant, language, pronunciation, stupid | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Boo Fedex

Today I received the worst delivery ever, and it was botched by I received two large, very heavy boxes of furniture. The driver never rang the bell. However, he placed the boxes at my front door in a manner that … Continue reading

Posted in annoying, ignorant, stupid | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment