Archive for November 10th, 2018

Five Favourite Fonts

10 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

These days I write lines in my laptop using American Typewriter font. It seems to be the stylish and nice calligraphy, although I fancy Georgia a lot too.

To type tests or exercises I take Courier or Chalkboard.

I normally use Arial for academic papers.

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam efficitur ante non placerat commodo. Nulla euismod luctus consectetur. Suspendisse est ex, accumsan a sagittis sit amet, placerat eleifend arcu. Suspendisse convallis erat eros. Nunc dictum aliquet eros, eu rutrum purus. Vestibulum faucibus vitae lorem sed rutrum. Nullam egestas lacinia nibh nec semper. Nullam interdum mi a congue bibendum. Suspendisse ornare sagittis velit id dictum.

[American Typewriter, 10]

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See the 5 fonts here:

https://tinyurl.com/y9w6hqxy

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Precious (Depeche Mode)

10 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

{Dave Gahan, soloist of DM}

 

Precious is my favourite song of Depeche Mode

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 [Depeche Mode, Barcelona]

Precious

Depeche Mode

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Precious and fragile things

Need special handling

My God what have we done to You?

We always try to share

The tenderest of care

Now look what we have put You through

Things get damaged

Things get broken

I thought we’d manage

But words left unspoken

Left us so brittle

There was so little left to give

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Lyrics (Precious, Martin Gore)

https://tinyurl.com/y99mv7ev

How to use punctuation marks (via enchantedlearning dot com)

10 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Martin Luther King]

Using correctly some punctuation marks in writing such as colon,  a comma or  an apostrophe makes the difference between a good piece of writing and a standard one. By the way, dash is the equivalent word for “raya” (Morse code) and dot is the equivalente word for “punto“.

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apostrophe ( ́) an apostrophe is used as a substitute for a missing letter or letters in a word (as in the contraction cannot = can’t), to show the possessive case (Jane’s room), and in the plural of letters, some numbers and abbreviations. Note: groups of years no longer require an apostrophe (for example, the 1950s or the 90s). I can’t see the cat’s tail. Dot your i’s and cross your t’s. 100’s of years

colon (:) a colon is used before a list or quote. A colon is used to separate hours and minutes. A colon is used to separate elements of a mathematical ratio. The time is 2:15. / The ratio of girls to boys is 3:2

comma (,) a comma is used to separate phrases or items in a list. She bought milk, eggs, and bread

dash (—) a dash is used to separate parts of a sentence. The dash is also known as an “em dash” because it is the length of a printed letter m — it is longer than a hyphen

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See the whole document here:

https://tinyurl.com/y8vom32y

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Time to put a Cork in it (via @_youhadonejob1)

10 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Two days ago I found out this tweet. I couldn’t help laughing.

I know this story is not the best example of correctness, though.

;-))


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