Off by two ems

There’s a flaw in the typography of the sign outside my dentist’s office. It’s neatly lined up in two columns, starting something like this [names changed to preserve anonymity]:

John Smith, DMD
Mary Jones, DDS
Joe Gummer, DDS
Rhonda Radical, DDS   
General Dentistry
Dental Surgery
Periodontics
Endodontics

But that isn’t actually how it looks. Poor Dr. Gummer’s line is misaligned, so the sign actually looks like this

John Smith, DMD
Mary Jones, DDS
Joe Gummer, DDS
Rhonda Radical, DDS   
General Dentistry
Dental Surgery
   Periodontics
Endodontics

I thought I should tell my students about this discovery, but Barbara claims that they would consider me too geeky for words. I replied that they already know that about me.



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