Friday, February 13, 2009

Peeve of the Day: Comic Sans

Dear Grownups,

Comic Sans is not an acceptable font to use. Ever. It does not come off charmingly offhand. It does not make you seem fun and quirky. It will not make me want to come to your garage sale/wine tasting party/Renaissance Faire. Using Comic Sans makes you seem like you just started using computers and were thrilled when your grandson told you that Microsoft Word offered different fonts, because Times New Roman just doesn't express who you are INSIDE.

Comic Sans users over the age of 8, it is time to broaden your horizons. If you are reading this right now, I want you to go to your Outlook, open up the Options and edit your signature. Unless this signature shows your job title as Old Person or maybe 90's-themed Irony Expert, let's go ahead and change that font. Try a nice Book Antiqua. Maybe a Garamond.

You're Welcome,

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