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Has your handwriting deteriorated since primarily using computers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cromulent, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 24,846

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Spelling is fine, but handwriting (which was never great to begin with) is awful.

    My cursive is passable, but not fast enough for note taking, and my 'print' is akin to that of a toddler.
  2. ci_newman


    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 8,897

    Location: Hook, Hants

    My spelling is okay but my handwriting is appalling. I get cramp very quickly while writing now... It is legible though..
  3. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 18,247

    Location: London

    Same. My handwriting looks more like hieroglyphics nowadays, although my spelling is superb and something I pride myself on.
  4. shiver


    Joined: Jun 13, 2007

    Posts: 750

    Location: London

    My handwriting has never been amazing but I have taken to handwriting notes, along with sketching some stuff for work (software solutions). I don't expect many people would be able to easily read them.

    I actually don't refer back to them too much, short of then writing the document up electronically but it helps me focus a bit. Weird.
  5. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 30,185

    Just write everything in BLOCK CAPITALS.

    Never need to write much these days because you can type it out and then print it.
  6. Monkeynut


    Joined: Nov 7, 2007

    Posts: 6,335

    Location: Cheshire

    Do you work for the Daily Express? :p
  7. postbox


    Joined: Mar 14, 2012

    Posts: 666

    I have to hand sign documents (certificates) so I do regularly use (and enjoy using) a pen. I would class my handwriting as legible.
  8. itchy


    Joined: Mar 29, 2011

    Posts: 4,781

    Left handed people cannot use a fountain pen end of story.

    People forget left handed people like myself push not pull, a fountain pen to a left handed person is like cutting through paper. You can spin the nib but it just don't feel right.

    I got on with a pencil fine but anything else was a nightmare. I do admire people who can do calligraphy its an art.
  9. memyselfandi


    Joined: Oct 10, 2005

    Posts: 8,437

    Location: Nottingham

    My hand writing used to be ok, if a bit small, but now it can be pretty bad. I actually do spell better when writing rather than typing on the phone. Typing normally I tend to miss words out as I'm thinking ahead of what I'm typing.
  10. SC0TTRS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2014

    Posts: 1,585

    Location: The Matrix

    Both handwriting and spelling are terrible since using a keyboard 100% of the time.

    Last time I wrote something, my hand ached! lol
  11. elmarko


    Joined: Sep 22, 2011

    Posts: 10,421

    Location: Portsmouth (Southsea)

  12. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 30,185

    spelling shouldn't be an issue i would of thought. handwriting i can understand but spelling should be the same regardless. even with auto correct you should be seeing it being corrected and you should learn.
  13. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 18,247

    Location: London

  14. XeNoN89


    Joined: Mar 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,764

    Location: SW19

    My handwriting has always been a bit messy, I don't think it's got any worse than it already was!
  15. MissJen


    Joined: Nov 28, 2018

    Posts: 94

    Location: UK

    I think it has but never been the neatest anyway. It certainly feels odd now when I have to write a chunk with a pen and paper - madness!! :cool:
  16. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 29, 2003

    Posts: 2,014

    Location: Cambridge

    Hell, yes. After spending the entirety of my 30-year working life (so far) using a keyboard, as well as keyboard use outside of work, my handwriting has gone to hell in a handcart. The one benefit of the industry I work in (print/publishing/graphic design) is that my spelling and grammar are better than they've ever been.
  17. keylion


    Joined: May 17, 2003

    Posts: 147

    Location: Lancashire

    Mine has gone downhill. Even I can't understand it at times. I've started using capitals more often.
  18. DampDog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2010

    Posts: 2,195

    Location: North Staffs

    My handwriting has become slower and worse. It's like my muscles have forgotten what to do and seized up. I think my spelling has actually become a little better. It's maths too, the age of the calculator and spreadsheet has addled my brain cell much...:(
  19. aardvark


    Joined: Jan 2, 2005

    Posts: 7,835

    Location: leeds

  20. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 84,089

    Location: South Coast

    It hasn't changed much. Like riding a bike, you never forget. Or maybe that's just me :p

    I can write a few different ways depending on who I'm writing for and how I feel. Sometimes I don't even finish what I'm