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Melonie
05-27-2010, 10:06 PM
It never really hit me until today, but I'm beginning to wonder if cursive handwriting is becoming more and more rare. Growing up, after I learned how to write in cursive, I was always taught that it was proper, and continued to write in such a way for many years. However, I've come to the realization that I stopped writing in cursive years ago. I guess it kind of just happened, because I don't recall ever thinking, "I'm going to start writing in print now!" Today I randomly started writing sentences, and decided to write in cursive. It doesn't feel natural to me anymore, which I find hilarious.

Come to find out, both of my brothers, my father, and I all write in print, but my mother writes in cursive. I can't help but be interested by it, due to the fact that I grew up being taught that cursive was proper, and yet it's now a minority in my household.

I'm curious to know how everyone else writes, because I'm not sure if my household is an accurate statistic, or some random fluke.

likeOMGitsFEDAY
05-27-2010, 10:09 PM
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seductivpancake
05-27-2010, 10:10 PM
I use cave paintings.

Melonie
05-27-2010, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by Seductivpancake:
I use cave paintings.

WHY did I not put that as an option? Seriously! *face palms* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Brimtown
05-27-2010, 10:29 PM
Not really a big fan of cursive. More often than not, it looks like chickenscratch and is difficult to read.

brookelyn_FD
05-27-2010, 10:39 PM
I write in cursive mostly. My print looks awful. And if I do print I tend to write in all uppercase.

FatDyke
05-27-2010, 11:02 PM
I was actually discussing this with some people the other night.

I was saying, that I haven't really written anything in cursive in years, and I didn't notice how long it had been until I tried to write something and it was awful! I used to have great looking cursive - it actually made me realize that I should practice doing it more often http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My print looks pretty good tho, so maybe I should just stick with that.

Also, Brooke has really nice cursive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

EvilPixieGrrr
05-28-2010, 02:16 AM
I'm a cursive girl. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

reddressgirl
05-28-2010, 05:25 AM
I pretty much write both, but writting cursive mostly, it's even more with a Foundation Pen,especially with cursives!

reddressgirl
05-28-2010, 05:30 AM
But if you decide to write cursives, writting with foundation pens will give a much great personal tacille scribe to the paper.

xGENEVIEVEx
05-28-2010, 06:04 AM
I use cursive....I find it looks way more professional than my printing...which looks like something a 5 year old would write http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

They don't include cursive in the school curriculum anymore, at least not in our school board. My daughter is in Grade 4, and I have to teach her how to hand write at home.

Melonie
05-28-2010, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by xGENEVIEVEx:
I use cursive....I find it looks way more professional than my printing...which looks like something a 5 year old would write http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

They don't include cursive in the school curriculum anymore, at least not in our school board. My daughter is in Grade 4, and I have to teach her how to hand write at home.

Really? That's insane! I think all schools should teach it. Cursive can be very pretty! I used to write beautiful cursive, but now I just write funky looking print. lol! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

icrash
05-28-2010, 07:03 AM
Originally posted by Seductivpancake:
I use cave paintings.


Would you be able to translate some repair estimates the guys have sent me?

My writing is a mix of both, even down to starting a word in print & finishing it in cursive. Anything I write that somebody else will have to use ends up in all print cause my cursive is really bad.

GTZ_
05-28-2010, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by likeOMGitsFEDAY:
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XBLirael
05-28-2010, 11:10 AM
I definitely use a mixture of both that changes with context. Like, I always use a print "s" in the middle of words and a cursive "s" at the end of a word.

That being said, when I was trying to write something in all-cursive, I couldn't for the life of me do a cursive "I". And when I finally figured out how, it made me realize why I don't use that ugly looking thing anymore! Eew!

Phoenix_FD
05-28-2010, 11:27 AM
My handwriting is more scribble than anything else LOL. I do not have good hand writing. You should have had an option on their for "scribble" LOL

Melonie
05-28-2010, 12:02 PM
LOL! Note to self, add "Cave painting" and "scribble" to the poll! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

ERRRskate151
05-28-2010, 12:41 PM
feday and grace stop being *****es

GTZ_
05-28-2010, 12:55 PM
so what kind of writing do black people use anyway, Marcus

oh wait

QuestionMar1988
05-28-2010, 01:00 PM
I believe its called graffiti

jbots
05-28-2010, 01:31 PM
I have horrible handwriting, all my words look like on big long word and its hard for even me to read what I've written down. Its a mixture of both

Rhoulette
05-28-2010, 01:42 PM
I used to write in cursive but one day decided to write print because it looked neater (I think I must have been bored in a class when I decided this). I've been printing ever since, but occasionally when bored in a class I will start taking notes in cursive just to see if I can still do it. I've discovered that my cursive looks neat if I'm writing in clean pencil, but sloppy in pen ink. Don't know why that is.

Since I write really fast when I'm taking notes, my printing actually looks slightly cursivey, like an angular cursive. My dad writes in a cursive I like to call "doctor's scribble" because it's near illegible and only his nurses, secretaries, and family members can read it. My mom has a very pretty, flowing, and curvy cursive style. And Joe has the coolest looking graphic printing style ever. I don't know how he ended up writing like that because I'm sure he didn't intentionally practice it to look that cool. I think he just got lucky that his print writing isn't sloppy 4th grader handwriting like with most of the guys I know.

VexedEnigma
05-28-2010, 04:07 PM
I tend to go with Print but occasionally I may write in Cursive, it all depends.

Mr.Hanky2005
05-28-2010, 06:05 PM
Haven't used cursive since they taught me it back in 2nd grade haha.. Just never really stuck...

VballChick PMS
05-28-2010, 09:14 PM
I only write in cursive when I sign my name.

mixmastermatt
05-29-2010, 02:16 AM
My cursive is completely illegible so I have to stick with print. I like reading cursive if it's neat. There's nothing worse than getting a letter written in sloppy or illegible cursive where you can't tell what is being said.

And Kaitlyn: I always think of the Cleveland Indians alternate caps when I try to remember the cursive I. The one I have trouble with when I try to write cursive is the Z. I kind of make them like Adam Sandler in Billy Madison when he was spelling Rizzuto. So they look more like double-R's.

Arumi
05-31-2010, 08:19 PM
This is quite interesting, since I was talking to someone about this the other day... xD My regular handwriting usually goes between extremes - very neat and upright, or very messy and scribbled. When I write in cursive, it does take me much longer to write, since I unconsciously focus on making each word "pretty". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I know having a handwritten note is a lot more personal, but I've started writing letters to my non-email relatives on my computer. I type fast enough so that it's easy for me to quickly write all that I can think of to say. Though I'm not so sure that my grandma likes getting typed letters - I tried to get her a computer so that she could email me, and she actually swatted at the cursor on the screen, thinking it was a bug. O.o

Fidget_FD
06-01-2010, 11:42 AM
My mom raised me with writting in cursive, so I never really print. So heck ya on Cursive!!!

Melonie
06-01-2010, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by Fidget_FD:
My mom raised me with writting in cursive, so I never really print. So heck ya on Cursive!!!

lol yeah, I was homeschooled and Mom did not allow me to write in print, only cursive. That's one reason why I find it so odd that I write in print now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

weaselboy
06-01-2010, 01:06 PM
D. I type. When I am forced to write, I'll print since it's easier to read than my cursive.