Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Two Vees Do Not a Double Yew Make

Have you noticed that you can't type two v's in a row without it looking looking like a 'w'?

It's annoying, because otherwise I'd use the word 'luvvie' a whole lot more.

7 comments:

Jessica said...

It depends on your typeface and kerning. In the case of this blog, with it's single-spaced slab-serif body font, it looks exactly like two vs. ARGH that looks like the abreviation of verses, not a plural V. Anyway, I think you're safe to use luvvie in some circumstances, after you examine the typography.

Belle said...

I *hadn't* noticed that, but perhaps that's because I'm never tempted to use the word 'luvvie'. Or 'skivvy'. Are there others?

Ben McLaughlin said...

Jess- I'm unsure what kerning is, but I'm guessing it's some kind of wood wind instrument. Also you are right that it is not a problem with the font on my blog, but look here in the comment section- two vv's are totally a w.

Belle- Take away skivvie and luvvie, and that's like 65% of my blog posts gone.

One for a wish.. said...

Spell luvvie with one 'v'...thus avoiding the problem AND giving it a nice Scottish twist...

vaughan said...

Recently I had cause to to search for somebody's gravestone. The gentleman in question (who may have been a bit of a difficult type) lies interred under a massive slab inscribed "... IN LOWING MEMORY OF ....". That is definately not LUVVING.

Ben McLaughlin said...

OFAW- Ha! Yes, good call.

Vaughan- Wow, gravestone research.. many questions arise. What does 'lowing' memory mean?

Ben McLaughlin said...

Belle, I just struk another one just now writing an email: savvy