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Do you generally write in cursive or print?

kir 2012/07/29 23:50:20
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I used to write in cursive all the time; so much in fact that at one point I forgot how to write a print g, however at some point I switched back to print and can barely remember how to write in cursive.

Which do you generally use?
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  • I mainly use print.
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +1
    Despite have a Grade 10 reading level in Grade 4, my penmanship never improved from that point, often have difficulties in reading other's too.
  • LisaSmith 2012/08/01 15:55:39
    None of the above
    LisaSmith
    Both, sometimes in the same sentence.
  • Lana Riley-Brown 2012/08/01 15:47:12
    I mainly use script.
    Lana Riley-Brown
    +1
    Script of course ! Printing is for that do not know how to write. I still write letters and mail them. I use parchment paper ! Just found a letter from my deceased Mother hand written. You do NOT get that on a damn PC ! How shallow and lazy !
  • kir Lana Ri... 2012/08/01 15:53:59
    kir
    Indeed when writing a letter it is best to have it hand written; you convey more of yourself that way.
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2012/07/31 05:07:07
    I mainly use print.
    Keegan The Fabulous
    It's easier for me to write (I accidentally connect letters sometimes, especially the letter pairings H-E and A-Y, but other than that, I have to almost force myself to make the others connect.), and I think print looks better. I hate the rounded edges that cursive sports.
  • InoYamanaka 2012/07/31 03:17:45
    I mainly use script.
    InoYamanaka
    Most people can't understand it.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... InoYama... 2012/08/06 16:46:38
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    Are you a Doctor?
  • InoYama... ⚥Κόζμω ... 2012/08/06 16:56:15
    InoYamanaka
    Heh. No, I'm still in college. I'm not going to be a doctor, but I'm going to become a Medical Researcher. Still have to go to Med School.
  • Libertys Martyr 2012/07/30 20:42:03
    I mainly use print.
    Libertys Martyr
    +1
    I have ZERO calligraphy skills. I am 24 years old but still have the hand-writting of my 14 year old self. This is no good!
  • Professor Wizard 2012/07/30 18:15:20
    I mainly use print.
    Professor Wizard
    But, I can write quite well in script.

    I understand that the US School system has been considering dropping the practice of writing in script.
  • kir Profess... 2012/07/30 18:17:17
    kir
    I think most school systems have dropped script already.
  • Jeremy 2012/07/30 15:07:04
    I mainly use print.
    Jeremy
    it seems I've reduced all of the cursive practice to signatures only
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/07/30 14:33:21
    I mainly use print.
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +1
    My cursive is messy, I prefer to print.
  • Black_Rose 2012/07/30 14:25:02
    I mainly use print.
    Black_Rose
    It depends on my mood, but mainly print. It's easier for people to read at work too lol.
  • kir Black_Rose 2012/07/30 14:42:40
    kir
    +1
    Print is a lot easier, but I do know that script is much faster once you're used to it and I take a lot of notes, so guess what I'm going to have to practice. :p
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... kir 2012/08/06 16:47:50 (edited)
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    Pittman shorthand?

    or use a stenograph
  • kir ⚥Κόζμω ... 2012/08/06 22:56:04
    kir
    I think my head would bleed...
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... kir 2012/08/07 00:36:58
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    record your class &/or notes (discreetly) in a recording device & put them in digital or hard copy later
  • Seonag 2012/07/30 13:58:47
    I mainly use script.
    Seonag
    +2
    Cursive --- It may soon become a 'secret' script. lol
  • kir Seonag 2012/07/30 14:02:54
    kir
    You'll be writing in tongues. :p
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... kir 2012/08/06 16:50:28
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +1
    Already there, mine looks like Tolkien's Elvish

    I can be a tokin' Imp at times too, have presription
  • Outta' Here. 2012/07/30 13:58:17
    I mainly use script.
    Outta' Here.
    +3
    It's delightful how so many no longer know how.
  • kir Outta' ... 2012/07/30 14:03:43
    kir
    +1
    It seems that even though I haven't used it in about 10 years, I still remember how to write it. It just hurts my hand to do so. I would imagine with a week of practice it will become more natural again.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... Outta' ... 2012/08/06 16:53:36 (edited)
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    No so delightful when it come to doing Long Division or other Math with pencil & paper,
    A Slide Rule doesn't need batteries or get shorted when wet, can do Trigonometry with one.
  • Outta' ... ⚥Κόζμω ... 2012/08/06 17:31:14
    Outta' Here.
    It's been done for years and no one seemed to suffer too badly.
  • Kingarthurup 2012/07/30 12:09:22
    None of the above
    Kingarthurup
    +1
    I use Cantonese.
  • kir Kingart... 2012/07/30 13:35:09
    kir
    What is the name of the Chinese writing system? The character set is the same whether Cantonese or Mandarin.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... kir 2012/08/06 16:56:16
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    They use Ideograms, in Windows parlance… Icons.
  • kir ⚥Κόζμω ... 2012/08/06 22:57:07
    kir
    Ideographic writing is the type of the writing system, but what I meant was if there was a Mandarin word for the name of the characters. In Japanese the term is Kanji.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... kir 2012/08/07 00:40:43
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    get a Mandarin-Cantonese dictionary or find an online translator. Or look up Wikipedia, I did and supplied it below:

    Chinese characters are logograms used in the writing of Chinese (where they may be called hanzi; 汉字/漢字 "Han character") and Japanese (kanji). Such characters are also used, albeit less frequently, in Korean (hanja), and were formerly used in Vietnamese (hán tự), as well as in a number of other languages. Chinese characters constitute the oldest continuously used system of writing in the world.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/07/30 09:49:51 (edited)
    None of the above
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +2
    I mainly write with one of these:

    microsoft wireless keyboard

    If I must use my hands, I use print. Cursive is the most useless thing I ever wasted my time being forced to learn. It was taught in fourth grade then forgotten forever. The only thing worse than writing in cursive is trying to read someone else's cursive. Other than showing off, there's no excuse for anyone under the age of 40 to use it. Most people's cursive is nearly impossible to read at a quick glance.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... Beat Ma... 2012/08/06 17:03:06
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    AMEN I only use script for my signature or if I'm signing a card. Even my print's so sloppy that 'h', 'n' & 'u' are often difficult to distinguish, uses the same basic (sideways) 'S' stroke.

    My Father was a draftsman & my Mother knew shorthand, go figure.
    Perhaps being left-handed has something to do with it
  • XQNP 2012/07/30 09:27:37
    I mainly use print.
    XQNP
    I only ever used cursive for a few months way back in third grade, since then, I've pretty much abandoned it.
  • Devin Pederson 2012/07/30 08:11:26
    I mainly use print.
    Devin Pederson
    I only use cursive when writing my signature. Other than that, cursive is about as useful as a knife in a gunfight.
  • Shonny 2012/07/30 08:10:36
    None of the above
    Shonny
    +1
    I use Prin-ursive. I print the first letter and mix cursive in my writing.

    print and cursive writting
  • Professor 2012/07/30 07:15:52 (edited)
    I mainly use print.
    Professor
    +1
    I tend to use print for clarity and tend to use cursive for signatures or speedily taking notes where spelling is less important.
  • keelan 2012/07/30 06:42:23
    I mainly use print.
    keelan
    all the way
  • Zeruke 2012/07/30 06:32:00
    I mainly use print.
    Zeruke
    script for signing my name...... Iv actually forgot most of the ways on writing in cursive but that tends to happen when your taught script in Jr High, told your going to be using it throughout High school but never use it again except for a few things like your own name
  • strawberry 2012/07/30 05:27:06
    I mainly use script.
    strawberry
    +1
    I prefer using script. We had to learn script in 4th grade using only fountain pens.
  • kir strawberry 2012/08/01 00:11:44
    kir
    +1
    Really? Sheesh.

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