Monday, August 28, 2006

ONlY the Lonely

CASH AND CREDIT ONlY reads the hand written sign at Register #6 of the Key Foods grocery store on 7th Ave here in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We've seen some lowercase L's that could be the result of an author running out of space while writing, forced to squeeze in a skinny "l" instead of the wasteful uppercase L with its broad right-reaching bottom. But in this example, ONlY is the ONlY word in that line of text, with ample room on the left and right to spread out. So why go with a lowercase L? God ONlY knows.


Anonymous said...

meanderthal here (forgot my password)

The writer may have been distraught noticing he'd put the colon before "Customers" and not after, where it belongs. Stuff like that make a person prone to further errors, especially if the boss was watching them.

Szomjas Zsir√°f said...

no, not space but spacing, maybe: the horizontal "foot" of the L might seem to push the last letter further away from the rest. hm? maybe. weird, weird, weird.

cool blog.