I saw a news report last night that because of the internet, cursive writing is an endangered species.
I am left handed and I have always thought cursive writing was cursed. My cursive writing has always been illegible and during elementary school we were graded on writing. My perpetual "D" in writing kept me off the honor roll several times.
Also a cursive capital F is very similar to a cursive capital T. This, and my mouth, got me into trouble in the sixth grade. We were taking a true and false quiz and had to grade someone elses quiz. I got one with the letters "T" and "F" in cursive and capitalized and in my head processed them all at T's. The teacher called me up to the desk and started berating me in front of the class about that. After looking him straight in the eye and telling him in a very loud voice "nobody's perfect" which was one of my favorite phrases at the time, I was told that I had to stay in from recess for the next week, after which I let out a primal scream. He then sent me to the office, following me with the paddle(that was legal in 1968).
Anyway, if Mike Skala would have either printed his answers of used cursive lower case letters, that would have saved me some embarassment.
I have printing exclusively since the seventh grade. And if cursive dies, I may send flowers to the funeral.
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