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Old 11-29-2022, 01:09 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Not learning cursive?

This is a much more sinister situation. It's called "incrementalism."

The constitution is in cursive. Guess what happens, when no one can read it....

Something to think about....
Interesting.
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Old 11-29-2022, 01:20 PM
 
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Not learning cursive?

This is a much more sinister situation. It's called "incrementalism."

The constitution is in cursive. Guess what happens, when no one can read it....

Something to think about....
This may come as a shock to you, but I can choose the drop-down menu of fonts available to me using MS Word and lo and behold, some script fonts are available. They aren’t typically selected because script fonts are not particularly readable on a screen. That said, the same thing can be said going from Courier New to one of many other fonts that we have now. Most people don’t have significant issues switching between fonts, but certain fonts tend to be more popular on phones/computers due to their screen readability.
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Old 11-29-2022, 01:20 PM
 
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Not learning cursive?

This is a much more sinister situation. It's called "incrementalism."

The constitution is in cursive. Guess what happens, when no one can read it....

Something to think about....
It's been covered. Reading cursive isn't any harder than reading fraktur - if the person writing cursive has decent penmanship.

Incidentally, one of the first acts of the Constitutional Convention was to have printed copies made, in type. Because they understood - apparently unlike some in this thread - that the purpose of writing is communication. Substance over style.
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Old 11-29-2022, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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Not learning cursive?

This is a much more sinister situation. It's called "incrementalism."

The constitution is in cursive. Guess what happens, when no one can read it....

Something to think about....
And it's printed in every one of millions of US History books, not to mention millions of encyclopedias. I don't agree with the elimination of learning how to write longhand, but the argument "you can't read the Constitution" is just silly. I'm pretty sure you can't read Aramaic as written with Hebrew characters, either, but you've still got access to the New Testament.
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Old 11-29-2022, 07:23 PM
 
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Not learning cursive?

This is a much more sinister situation. It's called "incrementalism."

The constitution is in cursive. Guess what happens, when no one can read it....

Something to think about....

You do not have to write in cursive in order to read it.

Of course, the Constitution is printed as well.
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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You do not have to write in cursive in order to read it.

Of course, the Constitution is printed as well.
When you get right down to it, you don't have to know how to read at all.

You have a free text-to-speech app on your phone, which was made in China. Anything that you want to read, as long as the app can interpret the characters, can be spoken to you in your native language.

Why sweat the small stuff? Relax, people. It's not like the app would --oopsie! -- refuse to translate certain documents or would modify the content without your knowledge. As long as the app is easy to use, is carbon neutral, and is sustainably sourced there is no need to worry.
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:46 AM
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Location: Tennessee
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Now that sarcasm there is hard to misread.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:40 AM
 
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Now that sarcasm there is hard to misread.
Almost overshadows the paranoia.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:45 AM
SFX
 
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It's not paranoia if they are really out to get you.

Like, you know, if you live in China.
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Old 11-30-2022, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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It's not paranoia if they are really out to get you.

Like, you know, if you live in China.
If you live in China, an American company is helping to suppress your freedom of speech. Let that sink in.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technolo...8d51e2220de3fd

They may not be "out to get you" but they are out to make as much money as possible, human rights be damned.
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