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boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

curious how many people were taught various English writing systems in school and how that might relate to age

boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@balrogboogie

I think it's sad that learning to write in cursive is not taught as a mandatory subject nationwide. Who in the next few generations to come will read the old transcripts, the handwritten documents that forged nations from their very beginnings? Just historians?

boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@retiredguru @balrogboogie Reading and writing cursive are two different skills, and lots of designers use cursive fonts so that skill is unlikely to die out. (And there are several types/styles of old handwriting and the vast majority are simple to learn to decipher with any penmanship skill including modern printing and having seen a few fonts.)

boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@retiredguru @balrogboogie I think I was right on the cusp, learned cursive in 3rd grade, then never had to use it in school? I stopped using it, until I started becoming a fountain pen nerd.

... and for the first time in my life, my handwriting is kinda nice?! Overall quite pleased, turns out it only takes about 10 podcasts to re-train yourself on cursive and massively improve.

re: boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@balrogboogie I had to look up what D'Nealian was, and I'm still not quite sure what you're referring to vs. "cursive", but I recognize the style of both the print and cursive letters in the D'Nealian Wikipedia article as something I saw throughout elementary school (in the US)

re: boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@Skirmisher @balrogboogie same (am <30)

boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@balrogboogie D'Nealian-style cursive, but not printing.

boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@balrogboogie i think technically i might have learned Getty-Dubay or Barchowsky because they were in fashion with homeschoolers at the time, but they look like the same kind of sort-of-upgradable-to-cursive scripts as D'Nealian.

i let my floundering cursive rot because i hated it, and to this day i'm still convinced nobody can read anyone else's cursive, but my block handwriting is ok

boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@balrogboogie in England from late 1970s onwards we got taught a type of cursive but not as elaborate as the style taught in the USA or Asia..

boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

@balrogboogie

Cursive, but what the heck's a D'Nealian?

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