batty aunts

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Here we see evidence of my attempting to befuddly my niece with battiness. It is my firm belief that aunties were invented to introduce befuddlement into the lives of their relationshions and I’ve never been one to shirk such a valuable social responsibility.

I wonder what a cool 18 yr old will do with such a letter, assuming she can read my rather degraded handwriting. Handwriting was never one of my strengths, Western writing was designed to favour the right-handed.
Basildon Bond At junior school (age 10) I was taught cursive writing using a fountain pen. I’ve never really been motivated to master the rather boring script style taught in school, now I’m thinking of trying to learn Bickham script.  Bickham is more legible than the secretary hand, a script popular in 17th Century Britain, and bears a reasonably strong resemblance to my current scrawl of idiosyncratic and inconsistent style.

batty aunts
rate wendys scribble

2 bits of lovely banter on “batty aunts”

  1. Brian writes:

    I read somewhere (sorry, I can’t find the reference) that most adults nowadays handwrite in a cross between printing and cursive. I sort of invented my own style of handwriting; maybe that’s what most people actually do.

    I did learn cursive in school but the only time I still use it is when I write out a bank check (rare nowadays).



  2. Poochner writes:

    That’s what I do, too. I learned cursive in school, but nobody seemed to care what you used once we reached high school, except for a few instances where they wanted something to be typed. (Computer? what?) Somewhere I still have my mother’s WWII-era typewriter without a “1” key (use the “l”). There really was something to be said about using a manual typewriter.



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