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Are you OK or okay?
If your finger hovers over the “a” key after writing “ok” then you’re not alone. Roy Blount from the New York Times recently puzzled over what the correct spelling was.
Blount traces the first use of okay back to a bad joke about mispelling:
“The first use of OK in print, in The Boston Morning Post of March 23, 1839, was a joke: “o.k…
Fonts of Wisdom
Common typefaces for the web
Over at the Font Feed, there’s a fascinating article on typefaces. The blog has surveyed the winners of the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show (run by the Association of American University Presses) over the past three years. They’ve come up with a list of the top ten fonts used in that time and published examples of them.
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