Zack Hill by John Deering and John Newcombe for November 29, 2022

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    mccollunsky  4 months ago

    Wasn’t the biggest fan of cursive when I was in school, but it is a nice writing form.

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    Templo S.U.D.  4 months ago

    Know of any schools that still teach cursive penmanship?

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    LeslieBark  4 months ago

    Back in the 1970s, in Oregon, kids were taught Italic penmanship in schools. I was about 30 then when I started to learn, first from books, then from a class in the local community college, and finally a 2-week seminar with Lloyd Reynolds—literally the “man who wrote the book” (Italic calligraphy and handwriting). What a wonderful experience to learn from the master! Calligraphy = beautiful writing.

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    Michael Spony Premium Member 4 months ago

    I don’t care what style of writing people use as long as it it legible.

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    saylorgirl  4 months ago

    They should teach cursive writing.

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    Doug K  4 months ago

    What is that in her word bubble in the second panel?

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    Sir Ruddy Blighter, Jr.  4 months ago

    I went to school in the 70’s…we learned cursive

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    purepaul  4 months ago

    I cringe every time I see an adult who can’t hold a pen to actually write. We have lost our way.

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    nos.nevets  4 months ago

    I think cursive was created to minimize ink blotches & puddles that formed when lifting & setting down a crude fountain pen.

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    pkdavis  4 months ago

    I’ve often wondered: if printing is the only way kids have learned to write, do they print their signatures?

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    Diane Lee Premium Member 4 months ago

    When I taught third grade, in the 60s, I spent half an hour every day of the first semester teaching cursive writing. By Christmas, my kids were writing beautifully, ( well, most of them) The other third grade teacher taught cursive by displaying the cursive alphabet and telling the kids, “This is grown up handwriting and it’s what I expect you to use from now on.” By the end of 6th grade, you couldn’t tell which kids were from her class and which were from mine.

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    paullp Premium Member 4 months ago

    Guessing (and hoping) this is only true in their universe, and not in ours. The demise of cursive in our modern world is something I don’t regret at all.

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