Know of anyone who still handwrites a letter in cursive?
My Sister, God rest her soul, wrote beautiful cursive letters with a fountain pen. After high school she got a job as a stenographer. I kept some of her letters. My Grandkids, I am sure, cannot read them.
And that goes double if you can’t read their handwriting.
My cursive is illegible, even to me.
I print everything when I write . Much easier for anyone to read ;-)
Eh ever since phone calls and WhatsApp and all, nobody writes them “how is you doing” letter anymore.
May 28 / 23 eh. So it took a week for letter to reach eh.
Since the grandkids can spell, we write notes in cursive so they can’t read them.
I think most Pluggers do write in cursive. Those who graduated high school back then were used to writing in cursive. Tests and reports were done in cursive since there were no computers.
My wife’s “kids (30s)” can’t read cursive. It’s a style that served a purpose that disappeared generations ago.
I try to, but my cursive has not gotten any better since second grade.
These days if you can read cursive, you’re a plugger.
Cursive is just another font….
Penmanship – only subject I ever wholly flunked. Even had to take summer school in third grade in an attempt to improve it. Did not work. And even my block printing is dreadful. This has created problems for me my entire adult life.
what is this writing and letters of which you speak??
Occasionally, if very formal or personal.
If you get a “letter” (They are on paper and come in envelopes with a stamp and an address on the outside) in the “mail” (usuallu reserved for semiweekly grocery advertisements and ads for insurance) then you know it’s from a plugger! Cursive is only a secondary indicator.
From an AARP plugger.
The only cursive I write is on checks…which are plugger territory as well.
Great grandson thinks my notes are in Arabic
Me, if I wrote letters!
My cursive is more like semi-curvy, sometimes connected printing. The result of 50+ years of drafting.
My NM calls hers chicken scratch because that’s what it looks like. That and her run on sentences and paragraphs make her journals illegible to everyone but her.
My writing starts out good but as I keep writing, it goes down hill fast ….. anyways, when I first got a computer for business, I decided to write to my Parents using it (not much for writing, usually called) ….. got a call from my Mother saying it was nice hearing from me “BUT” very impersonal being printed out …… So, next time that I wrote my Parents I wrote cursive …….. again got a call from my Mother ……. said “Please use computer” …. too hard reading your writing ….. :)
When I see these comments about young people who can’t read cursive, I can only think that cursive isn’t exactly Rosetta stone material, for cryin’ out loud. C’mon folks, it’s simply a flowing style of writing in your native language…get a clue.
I always write cursive notes & letters. Printing is for “Stooges”! Yuk, Yuk, Yuk.
My mother (89) still writes in cursive and my sister and I (both in our mid-60s) can read it, but our kids (44, 40 and low 30s) cannot. I used to work as a secretary for a former lawyer that made doctor’s writing look good. Took me a while but I got really good at deciphering his scrawl. I think you could call it cursive. Sort of.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
June 10, 2017
May 20, 2021