Looking For Fun & Feeling Wordy

•  Please take a moment to peruse the 50 Best Literary Insults.  You never know when you might need one.  CLEVER.

•  I may have found the perfect Weekly To Do List.  It’s pretty & free.  YES!

•  Do you need to figure out what the heck some business wonk is talking about?  Is jargon like Thought Shower | Gently Toggle | Weblication being tossed around the table?  Then check this out.  SNARKY.

•  Have you ever wondered what are the Top 10 Most Read Books in the World?  SURPRISING.

•  In case you were wondering, I give you the 12 Buzzwords You’ll Need to Know in 2013.  INANE.

•  So you say that you’re interested in setting type?  Then KERNTYPE {a kerning game} is just the place for you.  GROOVY.

~ That’s all I got for you today, gentle readers.  Enjoy!

  

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Ally Bean

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13 thoughts on “Looking For Fun & Feeling Wordy”

  1. Let it be noted that the WP spellcheck doesn’t know the word: PERUSE. This is wrong, people. Just plain wrong. It’s a lovely word. Not too long. Very useful.

    I’m taking this way too personally, aren’t I?

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    1. I do so love me some spellcheck but some of the words that are not in it make no sense at all. And I hope your new favorite buzzwords never, ever make it into spellcheck (or anywhere else).

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  2. That is a pretty inane Top Ten Most Read Books list, in fact, it’s almost cringe worthy. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read almost every book listed there but I expected a bit more from the world.

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  3. I just had a lot of fun with KERNTYPE. Thanks! (Which reminds me, have you seen the movie about Helvetica? It was fascinating. My husband and I watched the trailer thinking a documentary about a font would be ridiculously dry, but we got sucked in. I will never look at fonts the same.)

    Those buzzwords made me cringe. So glad not to be in an industry that uses them. (Do people really use them with a straight face? I think I’ll just pretend they are all used only in tongue-in-cheek self-mockery…)

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    1. alejna, I enjoyed KERNTYPE, too. In college I had an internship in a print shop where I learned how to set type. I wasn’t very good at it then, and I’m not any better at it now. The Helvetica movie sounds fascinating to me. Thanks.

      Like you I don’t hear business jargon too often, but when I do I tend to get a headache! Can’t stand the stuff.

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    1. Yes you can! They’re fun, albeit obscure. I think if I were to use them I’d have to write each one on a 3×5 index card which I’d pull out at the appropriate moment. Of course, I suppose that would dilute the impact of the insult. Hmmm.

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  4. Love the To Do list from Pair of Pears. Very stylish. I’ve put the Helvetica movie on my LoveFilm list, with the Queen of Versailles that you recommended. Two films I never would have thought of watching before. I wish I could produce literary insults, or quotes for that matter, with style and aplomb, but sadly I always think of these things half an hour later. Doh!

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  5. Da Vinci code? Really? I tried, but it bored me too terribly much to complete. I hope they didn’t find out that I had read some of it and count me. Blech.

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    1. J, I couldn’t get through it either. Now that you say it, I wonder if just buying the book is what the Top 10 book list is about. That’d explain some of the books on there that make no sense to me.

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