February 9, 2011

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  1. Joel Bernstein on February 9th, 2011 at 11:37 am

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  2. Joel Bernstein on February 9th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Though, anyone who would recognize the mistake wouldn’t agree to marry a guy with an Arial tattoo.

  3. Luke on February 9th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    But, and correct me if I’m wrong, couldn’t you just square the points on the e‘s and the c and add a little more tail to the a? With the help of a good tattoo artist… voilà, marriage material.

  4. Luke Neff on February 9th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    P.S. How do you make the plural of a single letter? Apostrophe and italics?

  5. Deron Bauman on February 9th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I think the standard is capital then s? I’m sure Cindy, India, or Sheila will know.

  6. Luke Neff on February 9th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    What if, as in this situation, the idea only applies to the lowercase version of the letter?

  7. Deron Bauman on February 9th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Squint.

  8. Cindy Scroggins on February 9th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    What Deron said. The exception is when the capital and s could be confused for a word (as in As). In that case, an apostrophe may be used. But it makes my butt hurt.

  9. Cindy Scroggins on February 9th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Oh, if the illustration requires the use of lower case, then the apostrophe is necessary (as written above by Luke). But please, Luke–and I mean this–don’t do this again.

  10. Joel Bernstein on February 9th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I’d have written it as:

    But, and correct me if I’m wrong, couldn’t you just square the points on the ‘e’s and the ‘c’ and add a little more tail to the ‘a’?

    And anyway, the answer is no. Those are the most obvious differences, but there are others, and there are some places where you’d have to remove ink.

  11. Cindy Scroggins on February 9th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Motherfuck me. Are y’all boys trying to run me off? Jesus.

  12. Flannery Scroggins on February 9th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Let me just state for the record that I would never marry anyone with an Arial tattoo, ironic intentions or not.

    Helvetica written in Univers, though, would be a different story.

  13. Joel Bernstein on February 9th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    You guys know about this, right?

  14. Flannery Scroggins on February 9th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Yep. Also, fuck ITC Garamond.

  15. Luke Neff on February 9th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Cindy, thanks and sorry. It will never happen again.

  16. Deron Bauman on February 9th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    She threatened to fly to South Africa once.

  17. Cindy Scroggins on February 9th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    It’s okay, Luke. I’m getting through this.

  18. Luke Neff on February 9th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Whew. I’m glad. It was like a Bermuda Triangle of strangeness: typography, grammar and tattoos.

  19. Flannery Scroggins on February 9th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Story of my life.

  20. Dave Vogt on February 24th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Futura in a heart (a la “Mom”) in Goudy Old Style italic on my bicep.