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When was the last time you actually wrote in cursive lettering? I just realized I have not written in cursive since high school. Almost all documents I have written since then have either been typed on a typewriter (remember those) or on a computer. Do kids even learn cursive hand writing anymore?
 

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5 minutes ago when I signed my credit card receipt :p

but other than that, probably not since elementary school.
 

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Yes they still teach it. Waste of time to me.

I never use it. NEVER. I print or type.
 

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I stopped in the third grade. I've always been a decent speller but I kept failing the weekly spelling tests. The teacher thought I'd misspelled many words, yet I hadn't . It was my messy cursive handwriting that was the culprit. So from there on out, it was printing for me! On everything, checks, credit cards etc.
 

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The only thing I still know how to write in cursive is my name... and even there, I don't think that's cursive anymore. Looks more like a squiggly line with part of an M and maybe an O in it.
 

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Anytime I find myself needing to write something longish very quickly that only I'll need to refer back to - like transcribing directions. Then again, calling it cursive is a bit of a stretch if by cursive you mean the letters as taught in 3rd grade rather than a continuous stream of something resembling letters written without lifting the pen...
 

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Use it anytime I write (although I usually type). I noticed in America that most adults print, and tend to use a mixture of upper/lower case letters. I figured maybe that's the way you're taught to write. :confused:
 

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The only time I use cursive is when I sign my name, and even then it's mostly illegible. I gave up on it in junior high and print or type everything anymore. I tried doing it one a few years ago and it took me forever since I had to stop and think about how to write half the letters.
 

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i just finished high school and we never had to use it.
I probably couldn't do it if I tried.
 

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girlracer said:
Use it anytime I write (although I usually type). I noticed in America that most adults print, and tend to use a mixture of upper/lower case letters. I figured maybe that's the way you're taught to write. :confused:
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i have to use a computer anymore, especially hen it counts!! years ago while at art school, my mom would ask "you're going to a great art school, and we still can't read your handwriting"
... i rest my case ...
 

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If they didn't teach cursive writing, there wouldn't be any doctors. They have to use cursive, otherwise everyone would know they can't spell chemical names.

Plus, if they didn't teach cursive writing, there wouldn't be any cursive writing teachers.
 

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My hand writing is so poor that I'm not quite sure if I'm trying to do cursive or not. Checks are a beyatch. I don't even bother with my signature - it's just my initials and some squigily stuff inbetween.
 
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