>"Grunge" generally meant grime, dirt, encrustation. . .
>Since a new brand of purposely distressed typefaces was associated with
>the plaid flannel shirt bands, "grunge" stuck on such typefaces
Or since the typefaces had a sense of encrustation, dirt and grime, and the
word was currently popular... BTW, the term was applied to the
Philadelphia Phillies baseball team a few years back, or at least to John
Kruk, who seemed in his overweight, unshaven, truck-stop hairstyle, to
really embody the term quite well. And I never saw him in a plaid shirt...