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Cursive vs. Print

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Cursive Hand Writing vs. Print Writing
It's faster than print; I love writing in cursive
I only use it for signatures or taking notes.
Print. Cursive. My handwriting is terrible either way.
Print is more recognizable universally, and cursive is becoming obsolete.
Cursive is a dying art.
Cursive? yeah...that's gonna help me get a job.
*Flashes back to the 5th grade* "I DON'T WANNA WRITE CURSIVE!"
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6:52 pm, Apr 28 2013
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They tried to drill it into our handwriting when we were in primary school. Thanks to that, my handwriting now contains a mixtures of the two.
I don't really think about how I'm writing something, I just write it. I always found I had to concentrate harder when I wrote in cursive, so when I finally got to a stage of school where cursive handwriting was no longer necessary, I ended up blending a mixture of cursive and print as it developed as a habit to join a few letters when I was writing.
My handwriting goes to pot when I'm writing in a hurry though. I often wonder how on earth examiners were able to read my essays lol.

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7:19 pm, Apr 28 2013
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I write everything official in cursive.
All else, in whatever happens to come.
I do most of my stuff with a keyboard nowadays, so
I don't use a pen that much.

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7:41 pm, Apr 28 2013
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I'm actually quite interested in the subject.

I write in cursive. Doesn't mean I can read it...
I'm just not that good at reading cursive, especially somebody else's, unless it's nice and prim.
Every person has their version... It's quite a personal thing.
Or maybe because I don't have much practice, since nobody seems to be using it nowadays.
It's much easier to read print, written or not.
As long as others understand what I'm writing though, I'm cool with it.

But it also depends on the language for me.
English and Russian have real cursive, as in flowing, connected lines.
Hebrew, on the other hand, doesn't. The letters are more rounded and are much
quicker to write with than print, but they're not connected, so they're pretty easy to read regardless.
Nobody uses print Hebrew when writing by hand. You just don't. It's only taught so you'll be able to read printed text.

As for English alone, cursive isn't taught in schools here.
I found an old Russian-English dictionary and taught myself.
My English tutor got mad at me for doing so, saying "nobody writes in cursive anymore!"

Hmm... Sometimes I feel like an idiot for having to struggle through reading cursive...
Especially since I write in cursive. ._. Oh well.

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9:07 pm, Apr 28 2013
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In my country we don't really distinguish between cursive and printscript (or whatever you call the non-cursive). All kids learn a kind of writing which resembles cursive, but is a bit more practical and less pretty (at least compared to the kind of letters that comes up when I google "cursive"). There is no alternative. The teachers cared more about the writing being neat than about resemblance to the model, so after a year or so all students started to change their handwriting.

I was absolutely horrible at writing, I couldn't even keep the words in a straight line, so I started to write more in print letters because otherwise people wouldn't be able to read it. But later I started to write in cursive again. Now I tend to put many flourishes and such in my handwriting, so many people compliment it, but when I'm in a hurry I often write just a long squiggly line that nobody can read except for me.

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7:13 pm, May 11 2013
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i have terrible penmanship but its a hybrid of both. fuck yeah im destined to be a doctor xD

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9:01 am, May 15 2013
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English and Russian cursive makes me cry sometimes.

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9:01 pm, May 19 2013
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I can't even remember some of the cursive letters... But I don't really care either way. Print all the way. I actually remember thinking cursive took longer for me to write, even after using it for years.

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6:31 pm, Sep 4 2013
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I always write in cursive and in pen (even for math) but not because it's faster. I do it because I looks nicer, takes up more room on essays and projects and MOST importantly, if I don't know how to spell a word, few people will notice that I spelled it wrong bigrazz

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2:20 pm, Oct 9 2013
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I write faster on print though. Since my ocd strikes really hard when I do cursive.

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6:31 pm, Dec 25 2013
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I only write in cursive, but I can also do print if I had to.. My print hand writing is so bad that the sizes of each letter do not match one another..

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