Currently, I am in the process of producing quite a lengthy document for work. It occurred to me that some people make life a little bit too complicated for themselves. I was looking through various examples of other military documents to try and structure what I am doing, when the following struck me... Has anyone ever wondered why people insist on putting "This page Intentionally Blank" on the reverse of pages in a document? Surely, the act of typing that phrase means that it becomes "non-blank", and therefore a bit of a pointless exercise. Perhaps more to the point is the fact that by adding the phrase to the back of the page, you are causing more work than if you simply left it single-sided; photocopying would take half the time, and therefore actually save energy. So why do people insist on still doing it? Perhaps it is the military way of injecting a little irony into daily life - every time I see the phrase written on a page, I can feel a wry smile creep over me. Am I just being pedantic, or has anyone else any other examples of quirks like this? Ghostie the pedant.