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  •  I used to write cursive beautifully (1+ / 0-)
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    commonmass

    Then they made me write stupid sentences for punishment.

    I will not talk in class. 1,000 times.

    I found out I could do it a whole lot faster if I printed, and I have never written cursive since, forgetting how to make some of the letters, along the way.

    Cursive is useless.

    Atlas shrugged. Jesus wept.

    by trevzb on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 08:04:33 AM PDT

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    •  for some people not for others (4+ / 0-)
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      but if you aren't taught it it will be impossible.  Of course then you could never be an historian, or anyone who works with the past in any way.  My dissertation was archaeology, and I had to look at previous unpublished excavation notes written at a time that even typewriters were not generally available.  I asked a student who was interested in the field to transcribe some of the notes for me and she couldn't read them.  She has gone into a different field now.  Because she couldn't read cursive handwriting.  I find that pretty sad.

      •  I do genealogy (0+ / 0-)

        so I know what you mean. Fortunately, I can read it, so I never thought about not being able to read it. Of course, I can only read it when it's done fairly legibly...some of it I can't make heads or tails of anyway.

        Not sure well-written cursive is less readable than print...most of the letter look about the same, and we rlaely dno't raed all the ltretes of ervey wrod aywany, as long as the fsrit and lsat are in pclae.

        Point taken, though.

        Atlas shrugged. Jesus wept.

        by trevzb on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 07:39:12 AM PDT

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