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    Handwriting? Show yours.

    Just coming from the Members Mugshot thread....

    No doubt, handwriting is/has been declining like crazy, not just grammar.

    Statius posted a drawing / writing by one of his students, and it is really notable as an exemplar of this down-going phenom.

    Me too! I write like crap now! I used to write with some degree of elegance when I was a student. Now? Barely hanging on.

    This is mine:

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    A quick search reveals we don't seem to have a pens thread
    How about yer handwriting and wot you scrawled it with?
    (my excuse for lack of handwriting - it's 0525 here and I'm in bed)
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    I will try to embarrass myself tomorrow. My handwriting is atrocious. I honestly don't even remember how to do some of the letters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    A quick search reveals we don't seem to have a pens thread
    How about yer handwriting and wot you scrawled it with?
    (my excuse for lack of handwriting - it's 0525 here and I'm in bed)
    your right but Dan r one of the mods does a good read on his blog about them worth a look and read

    and oh with my dyslexic there more chance I will dance on the moon then right some thing here haha

    I do believe that you can read a lot about some one in there writing
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    Mine is really appalling, to the extent that I often write in capitals just so I'll be able to read it.



    Pen wise the examples above (blue ink) were written with a Lamy Safari (the white one below). I love the Safari, kind of the Swatch of the pen world, cheap and functional and fun.
    I also have a Faber-Castell something or other with a lovely parquet style case which doesn't really show up in the photo.
    Aside from those I tend to carry a mini Sharpie for leaving emphatic notes for people, a Pentel Smash pencil (JDM!) and a Papermate biro.


    The Faber-Castell made it on to one of my book covers too
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    Here's the culprit. A Pelikan M450 Vermeil rose-gold plated, with Meduim nib. A saw a picture of it on a fountain pen forum and tracking one down became a mild obsession.

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    One guy once told me that he could not, for the life of him, read my handwriting. I told him it was the entire lyrics of the Sgt. Pepper's album written backwards and perhaps that was why he was having so much trouble.

    Sadly, I have read that cursive writing instruction was being removed from school curriculum's in the United States. Only a matter of time before other countries follow suit. Although, I'm hopeful that France will continue teaching handwriting. From what I've seen, a ten year-old French kid has better handwriting than most adults.

    Someday, I'm gonna learn Spencerian script. Tricky, because it would require a degree of 'unlearning' my current handwriting style. But it will be cool if I can get to the point where I write out a shopping list and it looks like the Declaration of Independence.
    I'd be willing to bet that some of the older members here (anybody over, say, 60) would have some beautiful handwriting.
    I'm a sucker for nice handwriting. It's like poetry for the eyes.

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    I just write in CAPITALS.
    There's nothing important to read here.

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    This was written with a Parker fountain pen (one of the cheap ones I am afraid)

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    My handwriting has been described as "cartoonish," meaning it looks like what you find written in comic strip thought bubbles. To call it chicken scratch is being very generous, and I often have difficulty reading it myself. I literally can't write in cursive; I don't know how to make the letters. The hardest part of any standardized test (such as when I foolishly took the Law School Admissions Test) was having to write in cursive the "I promise this is really me taking the test and not someone else" paragraph." It takes me 10x longer to write something if I know someone else is going to read it, and my hand and wrist (heck, my entire arm) cramp. When I went back to school for my teacher certification, I would scribble out my notes on a legal pad and then re-write them later because it took me too long to write legibly and I would then miss what was being said. It's actually a good study trick, rewriting one's own notes.

    In short, I have bad handwriting. That said, I am an above average writer with an above average knowledge of the rules of grammar. I teach language arts for special education students. In casual conversation, it don't much matter how you sez it as long the peeps you be talkin' to knows what you be saying. However, there is really only one rule of written communication: it must be correct, and anything else in unacceptable. My students hate me for making them edit, re-write and redo their written work, but too bad. Maybe they'll thank me one day, but I doubt anytime soon.

    Examples to follow.

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    Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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