August 17th, 2005
|12:45 am - Sigh|
It's a sad state of affairs when I receive instructions for a job, from a fellow typesetter, that explains to me, a typesetter, that some of the data in this job has the "fi" and "fl" character pairs "shmooshed together."
They are called ligatures, people. Vocabulary. Use it.
Current Mood: disappointed
|Date:||August 17th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)|| |
They let you get all the way through typesetter-kindergarten without knowing how to use that word?!?
Grump, grump, curmudgeon, grump. My great-grandfather was a typesetter (with ACTUAL HOT LEAD, thank you very much. Once they invented those newfangled Linotype machines. Before that, with chunks of steel in wooden racks), and I have a strong image of what he'd say to such a presumptuous half-trained pup. :->
Not a typesetter myself. Though I've done some scribal work, which is where *I* first heard the term.
"Nurse, hand me that pointy thing."
Have you noticed nobody uses the word leading any more? (Perhaps it's still used where you work; everybody seems to have forgotten about it when it comes to the web, though.)
|Date:||August 17th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)|| |
Yeah, we use lead at work, but you hardly see it outside of such specialized circles.
sigh & hello again!
Oh bother, does that mean "glomp" is not a verb either? All this time I thought it was cousin to "shmoooshed", and what is the difference between "schmooshed" and "smooshed" ( Anglo versus Germanic root?) ?
Well then "hello" again to you as well Peter. My it has been about 13 years since last we read/wrote! *cue "It's a Small World"*
Sorry, just finished watching a bad Czech DVD rip of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, I am afraid it has rather twisted my brain. Many *sighs* on the film, quite disappointed, yet somehow relieved in that nothing can top the Gene Wilder version.
|Date:||August 18th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)|| |
It's funny 'cause you're still holding out hope that people at Merrill will learn to use vocabulary beyond the 11th grade.