Reddit's "penmanship porn" is loaded with stunning handwriting examples


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/28/reddits-penmanship-porn.html


#2

This makes me want to practice my penmanship. My cursive is the suck now as I have been printing mostly thanks to learning it again in a drafting class and easier reading of my lab notes.


#3

My handwriting has improved a great deal since I started keeping notes on an iPad Pro. If I write too sloppily, the recognizer isn’t able to figure out what I wrote. So if I want to search my notes or generate a text version, I have to take a little bit of care.


#4

Understand that I do not say this lightly, but SQUEEEEEE!

That is the most glorious subreddit of all time. I used to love calligraphy, but my own handwriting has become so awful that I have now created a write only language that not even I can read. This takes me back and makes me dream of more legible days!


#5

My mom had the most beautiful penmanship. I guess there’s not many distractions in a small town in Minnesota in the 1940s. In January.


#6

My handwriting is for me and only me because it sometimes seems like no one else can read it.


#7

this one is good


#8

Back in middle and high school I’d type a lot of my homework simply because it was faster and easier to read. I got teased by the other kids occasionally for being a suck up. So one day when someone said something I flipped my notebook around and said, “Can you read this?”, which was meet with an umm and no? - exactly. Some days I can barely read it.

Ironically my wife has at least 4 different writing styles. You can guess who is going to be in charge of teaching the kids to write.


#9

… School?


#10

Well she’ll at least help them do that part of their homework…


#11

I was quite a script-a-holic as a child…
until everybody says your writing is so neat


#12

Did some calligraphy with a knitting needle on some copper tape atop a stack of napkins. It was extremely satisfying.


#13

My writing looks like I did it with my left foot.


#14

AKA Guy Fawkes, AKA the patsy who was executed while the real planners of the Gunpowder Plot walked free.


#15

My handwriting is like porn.

But like that wired Brazilian shit, or perhaps like German fetish porn at my best moments…


#16

Who were the real planners then? Some very prominent people were executed for being part of the gunpowder plot.

The only alternative I could find was a claim that it was a false flag attack by Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, and there isn’t much evidence for that (if there is any at all).


#17

Whoops; mea culpa. I thought that he’d been the only one caught, but that’s not the case.


#18

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