Monday, December 29, 2008

You text like a girl.

I was just reading a story on MSN about whether schools should continue to teach handwriting.

How can we continue to make fun of the boy with the femmy handwriting if we don't teach it in school?

How will we be able to identify the serial killers without that sharply angled "y" in their diaries? Will smileys and emoticons assist criminal profilers equally?

unhappy smileys Oh, look, he told us he was preparing for a killing spree right here.

I don't know about you, but when I see someone who can only print and doesn't know cursive writing, I think he's kind of an idiot, like some ranch hand who can only make an X for his name. I think good handwriting says a lot about how your brain organizes information. Lots of corrections and cross-outs means you can't focus on one idea. Like when I write my blog posts, you can't see just how many mistakes I make when I type. If you could see this written out on paper, you'd think I was a serial murderer for sure.