Finally a use for Comic Sans

I admit, I wasn’t expecting this:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: 
Whats they best text font and size for this letter?

What it’s all about:

im turning 18 and leaving a verbally abusive home in 9 days. ive thought of it for a while, saved up money, got new clothes and food. im leaving my parents house and the state and im writing them a letter explaining why im leaving, what caused it. that ill be with my boyfriend ive kept secret for 2 years and so on. i want them to know that im not “running away” but living my own life, my parents and i have different religious beliefs (they are southern baptist and im pagan) and im going off to be myself. i dont want it to sound too angry but i want them to understand ive been hurt (im a girl and once i forgot to brush my hair and got my head shaved etc)

Before you ask: yes, I’d have said the same thing were this a boy sending this sob story.


  1. Sean Gleeson »

    2 September 2014 · 11:49 pm

    Comic Sans would work. But remember that “Groupsex” font that was in the news in 2006 or so? I would have gone with that. Every little shaved head would be an additional declaration of the causes which impelled the separation.

    And you never answered part two of her question! What size?

  2. CGHill »

    3 September 2014 · 12:19 am

    Well, I can barely read anything under 8-point — but then, she’s not sending it to me.

  3. fillyjonk »

    3 September 2014 · 7:27 am

    Comic sans would work, because unfortunately there’s no “**** you” font. Though if I were writing some version of an “I QUIT” letter, it would be in a very plain and forceful type, maybe Copperplate Gothic.

    I think also the largest font that would put the letter on a reasonable (i.e., something under a ream of paper) number of pages would make the point.

  4. McGehee »

    3 September 2014 · 9:21 am

    Anyone with any genuine chops would write it out in longhand.

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