The Weekly Letter – C is for Cursive

handwriting sampleNational Handwriting Day is this week and once again the great cursive war has sprung into the news.  What is this cursive term over which people have become so polarized?  When most speak today of cursive they refer to the handwriting of America’s late 19th and early twentieth century –  full of cumbersome loops and unwieldy connections.   Not so. The term cursive has been around for centuries and simply means connected.

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