Graduation Announcement Fail

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12 Responses to “Graduation Announcement Fail”

  1. 1 spinachflame May 20, 2008 at 7:32 am

    I know it’s supposed to be “its”, but I have a question: is that how you’re supposed to write an apostophe “s” in cursive? All separated off like that? Does anyone even write in cursive anymore?

    Cartoons here:

  2. 2 Brian May 22, 2008 at 5:30 am

    Spinach, of course you use cursive to signify a very momentous occasion such as the completion of what was apparently a mediocre education. Personally I love how extensively they identify the location. Like these people were going to wonder if it was Polson, ID or Polson, UT or Polson, MT. My guess is “Linderman Gymnasium” would have been plenty. And actually they probabaly could have just written this on a paper plate with a Sharpie and stapled it to the oak tree in the middle of town like they do for all of their other big events.

  3. 3 mulberrystreet May 24, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Brian, I love the first sentence in your comment. It had me laughing out loud.

    And to address Spinach’s question, I think the space before the “s” is simply the result of the font’s giving too much space to the punctuation. Whoever designed the font gave a little extra space to the apostrophe, and I think the rightward slant emphasizes this space.

    Case in point: Open Microsoft Word notice how the Courier New font gives as much space to an apostrophe as to the letter “w”, while Times New Roman gives different letters different amounts of space.

  4. 4 Ali-ers May 24, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Brian – “And actually they probabaly could have just written this on a paper plate with a Sharpie and stapled it to the oak tree in the middle of town like they do for all of their other big events.”

    Awesome! hehehehee. I spit out my water when I read that.

  5. 5 Anonymous June 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Pssh can’t you see that they’re just trying to tell everyone that they’re officially a commencement exercise? Be more accepting of people (and senior classes). Sheesh

  6. 6 Sçium June 15, 2008 at 12:45 am

    What was that about writing in script?

    You guys are idiots, in the private school I went to in Florida made us write in cursive, lest we be murdered… or get 5 points off.

  7. 7 Disappointment Trolley June 27, 2008 at 12:57 am

    “And unfortunately, despite the fact that we’re a high school, with teacher’s who are educating our next generation of worker’s, professional’s, and leader’s, we cannot learn that not everything need’s an apostrophe.”

    (How many people do you think will respond to me with something like “OMG U TOTALLY PUT IN APASTRAPHEEZ IN TEH PLURALZ BUT TATHS TOTALLY WRONGZZ OMGZ!!”?)

  8. 8 Anonymous June 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    You guys missed the fail where they used the number 7 but then proceeded to type out “two thousand and eight”

  9. 9 Karen Rice June 30, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Anonymous, as a matter of fact, I caught that.

  10. 10 machinegirl July 7, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    mulberrystreet, that is because courier and courier new are “monospaced” fonts. That means that they allot each character the exact same amount of space. This comes in handy when using notepad (or some equally formatting-free program) to make ASCII art, or just to make tables using the | and _ characters.
    |o | o |
    ——– aiiee! i suck at ASCII, but you get what i mean.

  11. 11 machinegirl July 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Ahh! my little ASCII drawing is no longer symmetrical. Proves my point.

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