May 10, 2016

The admiration of handwriting...

... on line, here, at HuffPo, with lots of examples and linking to the Reddit page r/penmanshipporn.

13 comments:

JAORE said...

Handwriting is the cursive of the ruling class.

EMD said...

_____porn is becoming ______palooza.

Get thee to a Thesaurus, journalists!

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Foxnews: Virgina Girl Without Hands Wins Handwriting Contest

buwaya said...

In my day kids with poor handwriting were threatened with medical school, as the only place where it was permissible.
I've used the same on the boys. They think its a pretty good threat.

Hagar said...

It is marvelous; especially considering it has been a couple of generations since the last time a teacher showed an American pupil how to hold a pen. Or rather pencil, since pens have also gone by the wayside long ago.

Hagar said...

I think it must be racist.

EMD said...

Hoodlum --- See third item. Related?

bagoh20 said...

I most admire good hand printing. It's a useful skill that is beyond my ability to perform consistently. I don't have much use for quality script.

madAsHell said...

My children never spent time working on handwriting. Their time was spent learning about Word, and Excel. Their signatures are incomprehensible, and could easily be copied.

mikee said...

Nuns with rulers to whack the knuckles of those whose penmanship did not meet the standard. That was all it took to teach me both precise printing and elegant cursive.

rehajm said...

I'd wager none of these people are left handed. Bully for them if they are!

buwaya said...

"Nuns with rulers to whack the knuckles of those whose penmanship did not meet the standard. "

I had the benefit of this, but unfortunately it didn't work quite as well as hoped.

Kelly Maenpaa said...

As a left-hander who was lucky enough to have a left-handed mother, I learned early on the proper way to hold a pen (and pencil) and form my letters. I'm old enough to remember writing drills in school and penmanship practice books. I tend to only resort to the upside down holding position when I'm either lazy or feeling rushed. However it's taken me many years of diligent practice to develop elegant handwriting. There is a simple joy in the contact of a good pen to paper and for personal correspondence I use a fountain pen. There are still some letters I struggle with because pushing the instrument against the paper rather than pulling it does ruin the flow of the letter. Guess at this juncture I'll just live with it.