Comic Sans

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Comic Sans

  1. Always

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  2. Occasionally

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  3. Never

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  4. Worst font ever

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    Thoughts? :)
     
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  3. jenglish97

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    I use Cosmic Sans at lot for worksheets and letters to parents. However, I do use of fonts too. Everything is typed on the computer that I hand out.
     
  4. TeacherNY

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    It's just another font to me. I've used it but not on any official school related documents.
     
  5. Ms. I

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    I like it. I used to use it when posting on discussion boards such as this. I think it's easy to read.
     
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    I use it and Tahoma the most.

    I HATE Times Roman and I don't know why.
     
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    It annoys me that others find the font so annoying. Not that I have some great love affair with it, but please.

    :) :) :)
     
  9. Pisces_Fish

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    I never use Times New Roman. My current favourite is Calibri.
     
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    I have expressed my hatred here before.
    I can not stand it!
    And my P does EVERYTHING in it. Uggh!!!!!
     
  12. ChristyF

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    I really dislike Times New Roman. I like Comic Sans because it seems to be a very clean font. Honestly I use a lot of different fonts, some fun ones for worksheets, but several plain ones. They range from Arial, to Comic Sans, to Tahoma. I had to look at word to get some of those names. I tend to just go through the list and find one that looks good. Some of the names get me. I have one that is called d*** noisy kids. Seriously, that's the name. lol
     
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    I wonder if it had been named differently if people would hate it so much...
     
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    I heart comic sans!
    I despise Times New Roman.
    I also like Arial and chalkboard = )
     
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    I think its stupid to care about it that much. I like fonts where the letter a looks like it does when I write it. Do I use it on important paper work? no.
     
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    I never realized that there was anything wrong with it. I use a variety of fonts in the classroom. I try to pick fonts that are easy to read for the papers that go home for parents. I sometimes use cute fonts for the kids. I would like to know why there are so many that find this particular font so offensive.
     
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    I think a lot of the hate arose because people were using it inappropriately. Just by looking at it, it is obviously a fun, informal, child-friendly font. If you worked in a corporate office and got a serious memo on with that font, you would probably roll your eyes and laugh. On the other hand, I think the font is perfectly acceptable to use in an elementary classroom.
     
  19. maya5250

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    I always use Arial or Time New Roman because all my research papers, articles, homework, etc have to be in Times New Roman or Arial.
     
  20. chebrutta

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    I hate, hate, hate it with a passion previously unknown to mankind.

    But I worked as a graphic designer for a few years, and the vast majority of our clients requested it, over and over and over ad nauseum. Seriously. There are thousands of other completely awesome fonts. Live a little. Change it up.

    I do, however, use it in my classroom since it's kid friendly. My heart dies a little each time I type up the week's vocab using it, but still I use it. For the sake of the children.
     
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    I use it on many of my documents because it is very child friendly.
     
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    It's interesting that everyone is saying that it's child friendly. I've heard from many that a font like Arial is MUCH easier to read for a child... and that Comic Sans is actually one of the WORST.

    At the same time, I stll really love Comic Sans :lol:
     
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    Same here. It is the closest to Zaner-bloser that I can find. I expose them to some other fonts, but it's confusing for kindergartners.

    I don't usually use it for parent letters. I like verdana, too.
     
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    I really like it. It looks like how people actually print and its fun. I can't imagine really hating a font though. Why do people hate it besides that sometimes it is used in inappropriate times. This is very interesting to me:)
     
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    I actually prefer Century Gothic, which would be the perfect font, except the I doesn't have the top and bottom lines.

    I agree that it is rather silly to invest too much time in expressing hatred for a font.

    I do use Comic Sans fairly regularly.
     
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    I'm Helvetica!
     
  28. giraffe326

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    Me, too.
     
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    I love century gothic too. I use it for everything that I make in the classroom!
     

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