Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 and 2020 to write books.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"Roman roman Roman" makes sense, really
"Times New Roman" is a common typeface.
The opposite of italic is roman.
Roman numerals use letters to represent numbers.
I've wanted to type that for years.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on Vespa motor scooter in Roman Holiday (1953).
I bought a much more modern Vespa "150" in 1964, but never sat behind Audrey Hepburn or in front of Gregory Peck.
I also had a 1978 Fiat 124 Spider. Audrey has never been in it.