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Old 03-15-06, 02:29 PM   #1
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Anybody here actually make use of cursive writing?

I don't think I've used it since they stopped making us in school. My print is much easier to understand than my cursive... not that that's saying much.

I can't help but think of all the extra recess time we would have had if they didn't spend so much time trying to teach us a bunch of useless garbage. Or at least try to use that time to teach us something useful... like how to build a box kite or how to change your oil or the best way to sneak up on and kill a hobo.
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Old 03-15-06, 02:32 PM   #2
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I do....it's easier and faster and it's like a wonderful secret code as only I can read it.
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Old 03-15-06, 02:36 PM   #3
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I do....it's easier and faster and it's like a wonderful secret code as only I can read it.
My code is so secret that not even I can read it.
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Old 03-15-06, 02:37 PM   #4
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If i have to write fast, like taking notes with a professor that covers a lot of material, i'll write in cursive, but normally i don't cause no one else can understand it.
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My code is so secret that not even I can read it.
Have you been scouted for medical school?
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Old 03-15-06, 02:39 PM   #6
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Have you been scouted for medical school?
No. But I am an engineer so that's almost as good.
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Old 03-15-06, 02:39 PM   #7
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It now takes me more time to write in cursive than it does in print. 'nuff said.

- no one can read either my print or cursive writing.
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Old 03-15-06, 02:47 PM   #8
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I write in this weird mixture of print and cursive... I think it's left-over from writing in Cyrillic which is much easier (and more readable to me) if it's in cursive.
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Old 03-15-06, 02:48 PM   #9
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Not proper cursive, but cursive-like.
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Old 03-15-06, 02:51 PM   #10
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My cursive is too messy to be practical.

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The writing that I use to take notes or jot stuff down is a mostly printing, with a few cursive letters thrown in when it is convenient. It's very hard for other people to read my handwriting, but I can read it perfectly...that's all that matters. If I slow down, I have decent handwriting that is readable.
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Old 03-15-06, 03:09 PM   #12
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Yes, most of my writing is in cursive using the Palmer Method of Penmanship. I've been complimented on how neat and beautiful my handwriting is. And it's legible too.
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Old 03-15-06, 03:26 PM   #13
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100% cursive. I assume signing documents is useless to you as well, since that is done in cursive. I find it amazing what some people call useless. You are an engineer, yet there are mane people who feel that any math above basic arithmetic is useless garbage. What other "useless garbage" kept you from recess in other years?
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Old 03-15-06, 03:46 PM   #14
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I assume signing documents is useless to you as well, since that is done in cursive.
Usually a big X. The bigger the crayon, the bigger the X.

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What other "useless garbage" kept you from recess in other years?
Actually, most of the math was useless now that I have a calculator to do it all for me. Hygene. History, for sure. Geography. You name it. As long as it didn't have anything to do with spitting off the swingset, it was pretty much pointless.
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Well I wish you bliss in your ignorance.
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Old 03-15-06, 04:06 PM   #16
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Well I wish you bliss in your ignorance.
Hey, thanks. And I, in turn, wish you the greatest of luck in unclinching your sphincter.
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Oooooo burned! Don't take that from him! Fight! Fight! Fight! ok, enough of that...yeah, I think quality of handwriting has gone down in America recently. Oh well, as long as you can type fast, it doesn't matter. Seems like most important documents are typed on a computer now-a-days.
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I've used cursive only once in the last 20 years, I think... When you take the LSAT, you have to write out a statement certifying that you're a good and honest person - and it has to be copied out in cursive. It was by far the hardest section of the test to complete, as I have essentially no memory of how cursive is even *supposed* to look, and so had to fake the shapes of letters as I went along...
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I don't think I ever learned how to make z's or y's...actually the only characters I can do well are the ones in my name so I can sign stuff.
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Old 03-15-06, 04:52 PM   #21
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No. But I am an engineer so that's almost as good.
True story -

Back when I was a student and lived near campus, I was voting at my precint. Of course living right near the campus, our "district" was nearly all students. So this old lady was at the front where you sign by your name to get assigned to a voting booth.

I signed my name with my nightmarish chickenscratch. She says " pre-med right? ". I said, "no, actually I'm not" (thinking to myself "ha...I fooled her). She mumbles as I'm walking away, "engineering then". I blushed and said "yes....computer engineering actually".


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For the cursive question...I'm with JerseyBest. I only do it if I'm in a hurry and trying to write/move fast.
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Old 03-15-06, 04:58 PM   #22
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"yes....computer engineering actually".
Do you write your 7s and Zs with a strikethrough? Only people I know who do that are engineers. Once I got into the habit of that, translating my notes got easier.

Also, I had to look up how to write a capital I and Q in cursive. Neither of which looked even vaguely familiar...
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Old 03-15-06, 05:33 PM   #23
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Do you write your 7s and Zs with a strikethrough? Only people I know who do that are engineers. Once I got into the habit of that, translating my notes got easier.

Also, I had to look up how to write a capital I and Q in cursive. Neither of which looked even vaguely familiar...

I use strikethroughs on my 7's & Z's. Not an engineer, just years of working in a German M/C shop. Besides, it's logical... no confusion.
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Do you write your 7s and Zs with a strikethrough? Only people I know who do that are engineers. Once I got into the habit of that, translating my notes got easier.
Yes, I do. *blush*
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