This has bugged me for years. I can’t hold it in any longer.
When you create type on a path in InDesign or Illustrator, you’re given five options: Rainbow, Skew, 3D Ribbon, Stair Step, and the truly hilarious Gravity.
The names Ribbon, Stair Step, and Gravity reasonably describe the appearance of the text on the path. But not Skew and 3D Ribbon: “Skew” looks like a 3D ribbon, and “3D Ribbon” is, well, skewed. The names are swapped!
My guess? A summer intern swapped the names way back when, and the mistake has carried through to this day.
I know there are far more important issues to address in terms of software improvement, but how hard would it be to fix this?