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Do you remember how to write? (Read 213 times)

    I mean, as opposed to printing? I came across this article yesterday, and to be honest, I don't think I'd be able to write a letter without referring to a sample to copy some letters - especially capital letters. The closest I come to writing is combining some letters when I'm printing if I'm in a rush. Is this still a necessary life skill?

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      I mean, as opposed to printing? I came across this article yesterday, and to be honest, I don't think I'd be able to write a letter without referring to a sample to copy some letters - especially capital letters. The closest I come to writing is combining some letters when I'm printing if I'm in a rush. Is this still a necessary life skill?

       

      i definitely remember most of it, but I am kind of sketchy on a few of the capital letters.

       

      About the only time I use it, other than my signature, is when I'm signing greeting cards.  And I have really no idea why I use it there, but I do.

       

      Honestly, I rarely even write full sentences in any kind of handwriting - it's always typed.

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        No I don't.  I've gotten to where I have to concentrate a bit just to print, and (other than my signature) writing in cursive feels stranger than trying to speak in a foreign language.  Although I don't secretary-type, I do computer-nerd-type, and I kind of worry that typing is about to get tossed into the single-stream recycling bin of history.

         

        The only real upside is that these days nobody expects you to write letters, and everyone understands if you don't do Facebook.  So there's a win/win, at least.

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        Muddling through

          Sure, though when I'm writing something by hand I normally use a mix of writing and printing.  A few of the less commonly used letters, especially upper case, I might have to think momentarily to be sure I have it right, but otherwise I'm fine with it.

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            Cursive writing? Yes, I still use it. I wish I could use it on more occasions.Priniting takes me longer than cursive.

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              I can write it.  Can anyone read it?

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              Bad Ass

                I remember.  Too well.  Damn I'm older than I thought....

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                  Cursive writing? Yes, I still use it. I wish I could use it on more occasions.Priniting takes me longer than cursive.

                   

                  Another confession. That article was the first time I heard it referred to as cursive. We always called it writing when we were in school.

                   

                  I wrote the final exam for my field of study 7 years ago. The damn hardest thing about that exam was having the physical stamina to print or write for 4 hours. I'm with cmb - I rarely print more than a full sentence nowadays.

                   

                  I guess it may be useful to know how to read this ancient script so we can understand grandma's recipes.

                   

                  My asian friends have the same type of issue. They can barely write Chinese characters by hand anymore.

                    I remember.  Too well.  Damn I'm older than I thought....

                     

                    But can you actually do it? I think I'd have a lot of trouble with that.

                    happylily


                      How do people today write birthday cards, grocery lists and love letters?

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                              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

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                      Bad Ass

                        Oh, I can still do it.  I still know how to do caligraphy as well.

                         

                        A a sidenote, I still cannot believe how some people take the bar exams in writing.  Every time I see someone bring a yellow tablet to court, I look up to see they are at least in their 5th decade.

                         

                         

                        But can you actually do it? I think I'd have a lot of trouble with that.

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                          Grocery lists?  Notes on iPhone.

                           

                          Birthday cards?  I only say happy birthday, love, sign.

                           

                          Love letters?  What are those? Joking  Hubby just sends me iMessages every day.  Awwww.

                           

                          How do people today write birthday cards, grocery lists and love letters?

                          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                          "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                            Grocery lists?  Notes on iPhone. Ditto

                             

                            Birthday cards?  I only say happy birthday, love, sign. Happy birthday message on Facebook or in person for important peeps

                             

                            Love letters?  What are those? Joking  Hubby just sends me iMessages every day.  Awwww. Ugly hand printed cards

                             


                            Sloooow.

                              I hand-write lots of things. I love writing lists, and it does absolutely nothing for me to type them out. My handwriting is quite neat, and I still remember cursive.

                               

                              I guess with this age of technology, handwriting will take a back burner to typing. Never really thought about that.


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                                As an English major in undergrad, I had a terrible habit of never editing my own papers. So to combat that, I would handwrite pages and pages of essays on college ruled notepads, so that I would HAVE to reread what I wrote at least once as I typed it into the computer. My papers got so much better after that.

                                 

                                I handwrite notes, lists, work-related drafts, Christmas and thank you cards, and notes to my family. But I type love letters Big grin

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