That’s right – not even the so-called “God particle” could keep the
undivided attention of those with strong feelings about the cartoonish font.
Comic Sans has a lot of baggage, as it turns out. The internet is littered with anti Comic Sans sentiments, warning people not to use the font if they want to be taken seriously.
"Like the tone of a spoken voice, the characteristics of a typeface convey meaning. The design of the typeface is, in itself, its voice. Often this voice speaks louder than the text itself," write the authors of bancomicsans.com.
They go on to deride Comic Sans as being silly, childish and far too casual -- "analogous to showing up for a black tie event in a clown costume."
In light of these qualms, several Twitter users couldn't help but poke fun at researchers over their choice of font.