Sex, spelled out

I didn’t know there was such a thing as an X-rated font. Neither did a teacher in New York’s Hudson Valley.

A veteran teacher used the font — depicting quasi-anatomically correct male and female stick figures contorting into letters of the alphabet — on the cover sheet of a spelling curriculum given to parents at a Pine Tree Elementary open house last week.

Think Kama Sutra meets Sesame Street.

This is why it’s wise to avoid fancy fonts. Nobody ever had to apologize for Helvetica.

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  1. People *ought* to apologize for Helvetica – it’s fugly.

  2. hello nice blog