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2013-05-22 06:54:45 PM
"They have to be able tor read cursive if they want to read the Declaration of Independence?"

Biatch, please...
 
2013-05-22 06:57:26 PM
She'll never be able to write any prescriptions.  No pharmacist would believe a doctor wrote it.
 
2013-05-22 07:10:44 PM
Her eyes.  Man.  That is some empty shiat, right there.
 
2013-05-22 07:47:52 PM
'L is my favorite letter,' says Lauren Ferrari.  'I like how fluent fluid it is and I just love to write it.

Godsdamn it, 'fluent' doesn't even make sense.

// I blame the schools
 
2013-05-22 07:52:40 PM
'L is my favorite letter,' says Lauren Ferrari.

The 'ell you say.
 
2013-05-22 09:38:44 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Her eyes.  Man.  That is some empty shiat, right there.


i.crackedcdn.com
 
2013-05-22 09:51:32 PM
Ferrari is the Lamborghini of letter writing.

Journalism is dead.
 
2013-05-22 10:36:12 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Her eyes.  Man.  That is some empty shiat, right there.


Dude, she's 12. Give her a farking break, man.
 
2013-05-22 11:01:25 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Her eyes.  Man.  That is some empty shiat, right there


it got her a part in 'the polar express,' so quit hatin'
 
2013-05-22 11:16:49 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Her eyes.  Man.  That is some empty shiat, right there.


Research has shown they stimulate the brain

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-22 11:21:59 PM
"They have to be able tor read cursive if they want to read the Declaration of Independence?"

You better learn Koine Greek and Hebrew if you want to read the bible, Honey. And I mean from the oldest manuscripts around, since you seem stuck on original sources.

Also, if you can read music, lady, you must play some Beethoven. Here's one of his manuscripts. Good luck!

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2013-05-22 11:25:54 PM
I hate cursive handwriting. It lacks any of the flair or flourish of any of the older writing systems. Plus you have to move too slowly and hold your pen in a death grip for it to be 'correct'.

/I remember how much I kept failing in Grade 4 over and over at the handwriting exercises (the prize for passing the exercise is that you were given the privilege of using pen instead of pencils in class).

I would like to learn cursive systems from a long time ago.

Check out this wikipedia example of round hand:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_hand

Or just check out WIlliam Shakespear's "Secretary Hand" writing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shakespeare-Testament.jpg

Both are absolutely gorgeous types of cursive. Modern stuff is a school exercise and nothing more.
 
2013-05-22 11:26:29 PM

Dr Dreidel: 'L is my favorite letter,' says Lauren Ferrari.  'I like how fluent fluid it is and I just love to write it.

Godsdamn it, 'fluent' doesn't even make sense.

// I blame the schools


Came in to comment on this.  Between that and "Ferrari is the Lamborghini of letter writing," I'm guessing whoever wrote the piece is a couple of grades behind her.
 
2013-05-23 12:04:51 AM
That was the most boring 2 minutes of my week. And I'm unemployed and sit at home all day with nothing to do.
 
2013-05-23 12:20:17 AM
College will completely wreck her handwriting
 
2013-05-23 12:21:38 AM
She writes incredibly slowly. And with a ballpoint pen.

The entire point of cursive is lost on this girl.
 
2013-05-23 12:22:25 AM

Olfin Bedwere: College will completely wreck her handwriting


And hymen.
 
2013-05-23 12:27:08 AM
Do modern workers even need to be able to handwrite at all?
 
2013-05-23 12:28:54 AM
At least she can write manually. Most kids her age only know how to text in chat-speak.
 
2013-05-23 12:29:24 AM
Ahhh... cursive writing classes. What awesome times those were.

They used to tell use that it was 'uneducated' to print. Higher learning requires cursive and without cursive, we'd never be able to make it though college and hold a job of any significance.

Text-speak would have blown their farking minds like an egg in a microwave.
 
2013-05-23 12:29:34 AM
Holy Infant Principal Sister sounds like a shiatty metal band.
 
2013-05-23 12:30:13 AM

rumpelstiltskin: Ferrari is the Lamborghini of letter writing.

Journalism is dead.


I was going to make a similar comment. Thank you for beating me to it.
 
2013-05-23 12:30:38 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Do modern workers even need to be able to handwrite at all?


Doctors and attorneys keep their most important notes in handwriting, generally.
 
2013-05-23 12:31:14 AM
Make sure to use woody words. Not tinny.

/Caribou, nibbling at the croquet hoops!
 
2013-05-23 12:31:22 AM
So just who is Hyman, and why will he help wreck her handwriting in college?

// Isn't it somewhat ironic that Hyman is a name for a man?
 
2013-05-23 12:31:52 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Do modern workers even need to be able to handwrite at all?


Block letters sure, but cursive is a dead art. almost all paperwork is done via computer assisted or just plain old block letters because people dont want to have to take the time to figure out what the hell you wrote to fast and squiggly.


most places I have worked if you try to hand in any work in cursive you will likely be asked to do it again.
 
2013-05-23 12:31:55 AM
Yup...better work on my cursive.
www.loc.gov
 
2013-05-23 12:32:29 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Do modern workers even need to be able to handwrite at all?


Yes, to autograph their books for fans, they do *smirk*
 
2013-05-23 12:33:08 AM
I don't have bad hand writing, it's a content protection scheme.
 
2013-05-23 12:33:57 AM
Friend of mine in middle/high school taught himself to write everything in some sort of Tolkein-dust-cover inspired script that was impossible to read, incredibly cool looking, and utterly impractical for actually taking notes. He filled binders and notebooks full of that stuff.
 
2013-05-23 12:34:38 AM
I really can't believe England fufpended America's legiflatures.
 
2013-05-23 12:35:46 AM
In other news, there are still "cursive writing contests."
 
2013-05-23 12:37:45 AM

phlegmmo: 'L is my favorite letter,' says Lauren Ferrari.

The 'ell you say.


L is my favorite cursive letter to write as well, and what you did there, I see it.
 
2013-05-23 12:37:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I really can't believe England fufpended America's legiflatures.


But in the end, we could say "ſuccess at laſt"
 
2013-05-23 12:42:30 AM
You know what's way better than being skilled in cursive writing? Smoking some really good weed.
 
2013-05-23 12:46:59 AM
Whatever, haters. Calligraphy can be a really fun hobby, and this kid has incredible manual control. That's the most perfect Palmer script I've ever seen, and I'll bet you anything she does other fonts as well.
 
2013-05-23 12:49:02 AM

MadSkillz: I hate cursive handwriting. It lacks any of the flair or flourish of any of the older writing systems. Plus you have to move too slowly and hold your pen in a death grip for it to be 'correct'.


It also sucks for us southpaws because to be "correct" you have to slant it the wrong way.
 
2013-05-23 12:49:51 AM
"Her right stuff shows that  the fountain pen is still a foundational skill needed in modern times"


There wasn't a single fountain pen in the entire report. She's using a ball-point.
 
2013-05-23 12:49:56 AM
www.wrestleenigma.com

"They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity..."

-Bob Par, "The Incredibles"
 
2013-05-23 12:50:10 AM

HotWingAgenda: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Do modern workers even need to be able to handwrite at all?

Doctors and attorneys keep their most important notes in handwriting, generally.


The only thing I put in cursive is my signature. I'm looking forward to the day when kids make with signature with a large, crude, digitally assisted "X"
 
2013-05-23 12:50:14 AM

Atomic Spunk: You know what's way better than being skilled in cursive writing? Smoking some really good weed.


"Have you ever been skilled in cursive writing while smoking some really good weed?
Of course you haven't. No one has. It's a stupid question-forget I even asked."
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2013-05-23 12:50:39 AM
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2013-05-23 12:51:35 AM
In fact, she's the best seventh grader in the entire country.

What an odd little sentence to have all by itself.
 
2013-05-23 12:51:52 AM
From the cursive promoting idiiot in the article (FTCPIITA): 'It's not a dying art,'

Dying yes, Art no.

its not an art, its a waste of valuable instruction time.
 
2013-05-23 12:51:55 AM
Either I'm tired and have the giggles, or this is a funny thread.
 
2013-05-23 12:55:12 AM

MatrixOutsider: At least she can write manually. Most kids her age only know how to text in chat-speak.


Don't get me started on their lack of buggy-whip skills.

Kids...
 
2013-05-23 12:57:25 AM
Cursive is the "comic sans" of handwriting.
 
2013-05-23 01:01:33 AM
So.. many.. puns...

www.orangejuiceblog.com
 
2013-05-23 01:02:35 AM
This story gave me diarrhea.

It was very fluid.
 
2013-05-23 01:02:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I really can't believe England fufpended America's legiflatures.


The cool thing is that once you learn about the medial-S, the letter ß makes a lot more sense.
 
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