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#lang pollen
(define-meta title "bold or italic")
hanging-topic[(topic-from-metas metas)]{One or the other, as little as possible}
Bold em{or} italic think of them as mutually exclusive. That is rule #1.
Rule #2: use bold and italic as little as possible. They are tools for emphasis. But if everything is emphasized, then nothing is emphasized. Also, because bold and italic styles are designed to contrast with regular roman text, theyre somewhat harder to read. Theyre fine for short bits of text, but not for long stretches.
strong{Nevertheless, some lawyerslets call them em{overemphasizers} just cant get enough bold and italic. If they feel strongly about a point, they wont hesitate to run the whole paragraph in bold type. Dont be one of these people. This habit wears down your readers retinas and their patience. It also gives you nowhere to go when you need to emphasize a word. Thats never a problem for overemphasizers, who resort to u{underlining bold text} or em{using a lot of bold italic}. u{em{These are both terrible ideas}}.}