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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Experimental typography and the Orioles

Hilarious article about the backwards apostrophe in the Orioles' alternate caps.
The latter is on the "alternate cap" that's usually worn once or twice a week. It reads "O‘s," with the apostrophe flipped so the little round part - the "ball terminal," typographers tell me - is at the bottom instead of the top. It should be "O’s."

The quotes from the grammar, typography, and uniform commentators are fantastic--it's tough to choose a favorite, but Paul Lukas gets a good last word (thanks to the Messecs, who still tolerate my jokes about Rafael Palmeiro).

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Blogger Jenny Davidson on Sun Apr 12, 01:57:00 PM:
I love it!