View Poll Results: How good is your penmanship? (bragging allowed!)

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  • Pristine!

    4 14.29%
  • Good

    5 17.86%
  • Okay

    5 17.86%
  • Bad

    9 32.14%
  • Indecipherable!

    5 17.86%
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    My handwriting (printing) has always been fairly neat. I would get complimented on it a lot in school, even by teachers. Here's a sample of some Latin homework from when I was in high school:



    It can be messy when I'm not trying, but looking through many pages of notes over the past few years, they're all more or less like this, even the college ones. Sometimes it gets messier toward the bottom of the page, but my handwriting has looked like this for years.
    A way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.

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    Legibility isn't my biggest problem. My problem is that I cannot write straight at all on unlined paper. I could start writing a line at the top of a sheet of paper. That same line will end up in the middle of the paper somewhere by the time I'm done writing that line!

    I once tried to persuade a local babe to come over to the Klassik Shack to listen to some 1812 Overture by writing a sweet letter to her. The second* thing she did after reading it was laugh and say that my handwriting was terrible. That's all she said about what I wrote!

    * = The first thing she did was sniff the ink on the paper to see if she approved of the pen I used. I think I lucked out not getting her!

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    I definitely don't write as much as I use to but this past semester I took notes in a course and got rid of the rust. My writing is pristine!
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    A bit better than my foot-writing, i.e. awful.

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    I wrote my PhD thesis in 1984 (before computers) in handwriting. It was typed out by a former secretary of the University's department, who has picked these type of jobs up for a living. She said it was the best handwriting she'd ever seen.
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    Really bad but I can read it - wife can't...............
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
    and I need the knits, the double knits!

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    By the by, if you don't already know about this, be sure to check out the Bic Crystal Ballpoint Pen reviews on Amazon.uk. Highly...informative!

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    Mine is definitely good, but it's one of my goals in life to actually make it to pristine. Heck, it's the other goal, because I actually have two. The other one is to at least once sit on horseback, or maybe even ride a horse. (I'm not even afraid of horses, not the slightest.) And I'm not kidding you. These are my two goals in life. Ok, I have other goals as well, but they're more abstract. These two are the only non-abstract ones I have.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    pretty bad but my job involves computer work so its not really an issue

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    Lets see some more bad ones................
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
    and I need the knits, the double knits!

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    I think my handwriting is OK because most people can read it, though not exactly easily.
    "You must have no dependence on your own genius. If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency." Sir Joshua Reynolds, PRA, FRS, FRSA (1723 - 1792)

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    To be honest my writing is like chicken scratch i need to write slower.

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    Always got C in penmanship in grammar school. Printed all schoolwork in middle school. Typed all papers from high school on (very fast four-finger typing). Bad fine motor skills. Mrs. W is grammar school teacher and perfectionist and doesn't understand it -- but it's not like I don't try. Neuropathy in old age is making even keyboarding problematic.

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