Oof. I had a look at my handwriting the other day, when I scribbled a note to accompany a package I was sending off. My chicken scratch looked horrible, nearly illegible, even. After years and years of keyboard use, my penmanship has clearly deteriorated.
ItÃ¢â?¬â?¢s not that I write by hand so rarely that it was a shock for me to see how poorly formed my letters are. But I was writing at a moderately greater length than usual, and it made an impression on me how malformed many of the letters turned out. I had to go back in and add missing strokes and stems to many of the otherwise inscrutable letters just to make sure I didnÃ¢â?¬â?¢t come across as some kind of maniac.
Above: Letter by letter. A sample of my deteriorating penmanship. Points if you know where this passage of text came from.
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