What's in a Name
I recently and somewhat randomly came across the poster below for the 1966 film Maya.
Poster © 1966 King Bros. Productions and/or MGM Studios.
There's a Maya in my family, and I know some other Mayas too. But that was only the first name that jumped at me.
It was interesting to see Jay North — who played the title character in the TV incarnation of Dennis the Menace in the early '60s and, I found out to my surprise not long ago, voiced the teenage Bamm-Bamm Rubble in the early '70s — in the credits. That's not the main point here either, however.
The punch line of this chance experience was the name "Clint" — seen on the poster thanks to star Clint Walker. If you glanced at it earlier, or just now at my prompting, and had a brief shock at mistaking the name for another word, then you see why cartoonists, typesetters, and pretty much anyone else who finds themselves displaying "Clint" in all capitals usually takes care to put enough space between the "L" and the "I" lest they appear to merge into a "U".
[Warning: Comments get explicit.]