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Comic Sans to become Comic Cerns on Microsoft OS 8

by | 5th, July 2012

WHEN Dr Fabiola Gianotti used Comic Sans to tell the world about Cern’s ATLAS collaboration, we chortled.

Now Alby Reid has launched petition calling on Microsoft to rename Comic Sans “Comic Cerns” in the Windows 8 OS:

Greetings,

I’ve just signed the following petition addressed to: Microsoft Corporation.

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Rename the font ‘Comic Sans’ to ‘Comic Cerns’ in the Windows 8 OS.

We were all moved by Fabiola Gianotti’s incredibly strange choice of font in announcing the recent results of Cern’s ATLAS collaboration and feel that her use of Comic Sans has gone a long way to rehabilitate this awful, awful font.

In recognition of the work of Professors Peter Higgs, François Englert and Robert Brout and others in the description of the

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