I had a long discussion about me getting work up with Comic Sans on Melative. I know its just a font and nobody should really care so much… I wouldn’t have mind if it wasn’t used EVERYWHERE on EVERYTHING!
For a history lesson, the font was created since someone got sick of Times New Roman being used in a comic. After the font was created, it’s practically spread like wildfire since its availability (It can be found in any version of Windows and Mac OS X.) Because its availability, it started being overused on tests, signs, advertising, memos, etc.
So, why people get so worked up about the font? Mainly because the people in my and younger generations grew up with the font. I have to admit, I have used the font when I am in elementary school, but I don’t anymore. It’s mainly because it feels childish and immature. If you were to hand in a research paper in Comic Sans, I’m pretty sure that your professor would take a lot of points off in doing so.
Many can argue that Comic Sans is very easy to read. I do agree, except with long writing where it could become tiring to read because of the style of the font. This is probably a reason why you don’t see this font on most blogs, websites and books, simply because serif and san-serif fonts are easier to read for longer works.
So, was it worth it going berserk over looking at a short email in Comic Sans? Absolutely not… even though I expect College Professors to use a different font that projects the message better. Then again, popular consensus on things like aesthetics, it’s always going to be opinionated… So that’s saying, if they don’t like the font just because its cool to hate it, be my guest because haters gonna hate.