David Butterfield

Writing wrongs

Good handwriting displays patience, care and self-respect; a bad hand is an embarrassment

Does anyone still care about handwriting? Although it was for centuries the medium and motor of daily life, handwriting has become, like public libraries and secondhand bookshops, a rare sight. One in three British adults now uses pens only to sign their names. Starved of opportunity, most people’s writing has regressed into a near-illegible scrawl.

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