Sunday, August 2, 2009

Handwriting

After reading this post, I decided to post some handwriting samples of my own.
The first is just the beginning of a grocery list I wrote this morning. What I want to know is: what is Englich? I really get sloppy when I’m in a hurry!



The second sample is from a journal I found from the summer of 1980 – just after my sophomore year in high school. Unfortunately I only wrote a handful of entries (many of them about how annoyed I was at my cousin Kim – sorry Kim – don’t worry, we made up!). I was very interested in what I found worth writing at that time. I LOVED an entry about how I’d entered the world of drugs because a classmate had taken four painkillers. I couldn’t scan it because I named names, but here is another small snippet that tickled me.



I find my handwriting to be very uninteresting. Not really good, not really bad (ooh you should see Dr. M’s!). Kind of loopy, like me. I was a little more “upright” 29 years ago, but I still don’t have that much of a slant. Wonder what it all means?

20 comments:

  1. When I first began writing incursive, I rec'd the penmanship award. Then it took a weird turn...was as pretty or dainty. Then I began writing in print for many years...now I am cursive girl again. I have no idea what my penmanship would say about me.

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  2. Handwriting can be improved: by learning to hold the pen in the proper position, by using the right group of muscles (of the shoulder and forearm), and by avoiding finger writing(drawing).

    It's worth practicing. There are a lot of tips on the internet on how to do it.

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  3. Love the Amy Carter reference. Wonder what movies she's seeing twice these days.

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  4. I always made c's in handwriting until they finally (mercifully) stopped grading me on that. Duta - I think that I have the potential to write well, I just don't have the will currently...

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  5. My handwriting is pretty much illegible - even by me! I was always told that this is becuase I am left-handed but it mostly boils down to the face that I can't get the words out quickly enough. Thansk goodness for computers!

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  6. I enjoy Englich Muffins as well!Should see my shopping list - it is usually in code.xx♥

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  7. Hi there,

    I have to agree with Duta in that it is mostly about how you hold your pen or pencil. When I make my grandson hold his pencil the correct way, his handwriting improves immensely and when he holds it the way he wants, then it is terrible. I also think it has something to do with being able to see what he is writing. I really think that is what my teachers used to spend so much time trying to teach us. That is what we used to practice doing, just how to hold the pencil properly. I am not sure about all those muscles, but that might be true too. I wonder if I use the right muscles, oh well if I don't, I figure I at least hold it properly, which I think is over half the battle.

    I do like how you sorta do cursive and sorta print. I do that sometimes and it is fun. It makes for interesting writing. And I bet you those Englich muffins taste really good. I can also eat Turkey sausage, but I really do not care that much for Turkey bacon. When I came home from my surgery, my hubby made me a BLT for dinner that night. It tasted so good. It was the tomato that really made it taste so good. The taste was so sweet and I also think I was so hungry because of how many hours you cannot eat before the surgery.

    Anyway I liked your writing and it is legible and that is all that really counts. I have seen some (not here on the internet) that I am shocked the person who wrote it can read it. Then I find out they can't. And Star Wars movies are great. I am not sure why we do not get tired of them.

    God bless.

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  8. Hey, Bug, I'm always intrigued by people's handwriting. It tells quite a bit about a person. For a sample of mine, just type "handwriting" into the search window at the top of my blog.

    I'm glad you "feel right at home" at Willow Manor, by the way. Thank you for your kind comment.

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  9. The more I blog the more I type. The more I type the more disorganized and illegible my handwriting becomes.

    I think my cursive handwriting is mostly used these days to write cheques (that "checks" in American, but giving away my hard earned money in any country).

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  10. Sometimes my hand goes in crazy directions, I don't have much control over my writing any more - so I get the Englich.

    My sister just brought me letters I wrote her when I was 5. Blew me away!

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  11. Hello Bug! Just wizzing in to let you know that the Chief Perpetrator of my pet peeve has declared that you are the winner of 'Princess Bagaya and Ptolemy'! (The judge's decision is on the comments of my Peeves Please post. I

    If you email me your snail mail address, I have the Princess packed and mailed to you before the end of the week.

    Handwriting is fascinating, isn't it? Actually, your grown-up writing is quite similar to mine. That journal entry you made as a youngster is so sweetly enthusiastic - love it!

    Handwrit

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  12. What a fun post! I love to see people's handwriting and different software fonts. I just like letters, I guess. Is Amy Carter a friend or Pres. Carter's daughter?

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  13. Amy the president's daughter! Since she was around my age I was fascinated by her. I agree with Lacochran - I think I'll track her down & ask what movies she's watching these days!

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  14. You wrote an interesting post here. I have always been fascinated with penmanship. My Mother had what I would consider the perfect handwriting and you have inspired me to do a post similar to yours by showing her penmanship and mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Camping at Carowinds eh? Sounds like a blast (please insert sarcasm here). I adore your handwriting. Whenever I do applications for library cards I always have such a hard time reading people's chicken scratch but yours is sweet and curvy..I read it with ease.

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  16. To me American handwriting, at least the curved one and not the printed, looks pretty similar. It is how you are taught to write the letters. In Germany, we are taught a different writing, and the English handwriting is clearly distinguishable, too. Now I am learning Polish and find the handwritten letters are looking STILL different! Very interesting.

    Thank you, Bug, for your comments on mine!

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  17. I like your handwriting! It's quite pretty.

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  18. You know I love this, right?

    The shopping list in particular is great. Your handwriting is so expansive and generous, and artful. I might have imagined it this way if I'd thought about it.

    Very cool!

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  19. I had a diary like that too! I only wrote in it when I was freaking out about something, so now, anybody reading it would think I had a traumatic childhood!

    There's probably something meaningful in a handwriting analysis kind of way in the way you wrote Dana Drinks with different capital D's on each word. Hmmm. Interesting. And I must say I'm a bit intrigued about what exactly a "Dana Drink" is.

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  20. Thanks for all your lovely comments!

    Gretchen - a Dana Drink is just a Kroger brand soft drink. Wish it was more exciting. And I wish I would just drink tea instead!

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