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    How's Your Handwriting?

    I wrote out a Mother's Card today and was disgusted with the inky-scrawl that polluted the vellum - Start MS Paint and use your 'bad' hand with the freestyle tool whilst sitting on the washing machine during its spin cycle and you'll get an idea of just how bad my handwriting is. I can't blame computers as when I learnt to write computers were the size of houses. I just have never been able to improve my style. If I really concentrate with my tongue stuck out I can just about manage legibility for a couple of lines and then I head rapidly downhill, figuratively and literally.

    What about you wonderful people. Are you a calligrapher? Perhaps you dot your 'i's with girly circles; or perhaps are you a pathetic piece of ignorant slime like me?
    Last edited by danbo; 17-03-2007 at 03:44 AM. Reason: I spilt red wine on the original post.
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    I studied architecture, cannot write cursive for beans.
    My printing is still pretty OK but gets real good (machine like) when I put on a pair of cheaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    ..when I put on a pair of cheaters.
    You are one tough fcker frankie....I spat at a horse once....over a fence.

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    Can't remember the last time I actually had to write more'n my address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    ..when I put on a pair of cheaters.
    You are one tough fcker frankie....I spat at a horse once....over a fence.
    I suppose it's a glove puppet sort of thing:


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    ^thanks for that, I was kinda lost there for a minute...

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    ^not an uncommon feeling when one is following a Danbo post

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    My handwriting moves between a doctor's and a calligrapher's. Often it depends upon the pen used. Get a nice pen and it's beautiful.

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    My handwriting moves between a doctor's and a calligrapher's.
    I hear the butcher's is in between.

    I can do basic calligraphy. When I don't concentrate, it is legible but nothing special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    My handwriting moves between a doctor's and a calligrapher's. Often it depends upon the pen used. Get a nice pen and it's beautiful.
    I reckon i must be a pen freak forever saying "ooh thats a nice pen is it blue or black ink?"
    my writing is lovelly in blue and crap in black.

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    I still can't do joined up

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    Part of my problem is wandering concentration. If I really, really think of nothing else but the words that I am putting onto the page I'm still hopeless, but it's an improvement.

    I agree about a using a good pen also. It doesn't help that I write everything using a fluorescent marker.
    Last edited by danbo; 17-03-2007 at 03:24 PM. Reason: Ironically my concentration wandered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    I still can't do joined up
    Best to stick to slip-on shoes then. I do.

    Tippex (correction fluid): Tipp is the German word for 'type'. Ex is Latin for 'no more'. I never knew that until 5 minutes ago. Tippex always sounded an exotic name to me. I've called the cat Tippex. I told him it was Maori for stealthy-hunter. He'll go mad, he's always boasting to his friends about his name. Bloody hell.
    Last edited by danbo; 17-03-2007 at 03:36 PM. Reason: What do think!? Bloody miles away I was....

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    Danbo you always make me laugh with your posts,where on earth do you get all this this from?
    I have to say you brighten my day

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    My handwriting is like a two year olds.

    I never learned to write very well.

    My first year teacher was more interested in G&T and the kids who were good at stuff. I was left to play in the sand-box with the other numpties.

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    My handwritting is crap.Many years ago i left a handwritten note for a work mate.The work mate said somthing like "what the hell is this about" after reading my own note I said "fcuked if I know"

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    ^I often write on a post-stick note whenever I need to buy something during my weekly shopping trip, such as bog-roll.

    Most times I stand in the middle of the shop trying to read what I've written on the post-stick note thinking "what the fuck is that!"

    Next time I visit the bog, I'm reminded of what it was I had written

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    ^hehe "Take the Money and Run" with Woody Allen...."You have a gub?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo
    . I told him it was Maori for stealthy-hunter. He'll go mad, he's always boasting to his friends about his name.
    didn't realise you were a kiwi Danbo...had you pegged for one of the more exotic islands like the Orkneys...






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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    didn't realise you were a kiwi Danbo
    Well, someone once called me a fruit, but they weren't specific about the variety.

    I can concur with the tales above about not being able to read one's own handwriting. Mine gets to such a state when I write fast that words stop having letters and begin looking like the outline of a mountain range - It's not even possible to guess.

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    ^I once asked my secretary to read a note I had written during a telephone call.

    "you wrote it", she rightly said.

    "well I haven't a clue what it says" say I.

    "how do I know" says she.

    "because you have to read this shit everyday, thereby making you more of an expert than I" say I.

    Moral of the story, if you cannot read, get your secreatry to do it for you!

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