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July 23rd, 2021 at 11:06:19 AM permalink
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Quill pens are out because PETA would harass users. So you do not personally write short warm notes on special occasion cards and then sign them? Handwritten or printed notes and letters are not "out" or "old fashioned," they convey special sentiments -- mostly good, but sometimes bad.

Remember these are "Pet Peeves." There are NO right or wrong answers.

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Quill pens are out because it's easier for the average joe to buy a plastic inkpen for a dime than to pluck a goose and whittle a nib.
Plus, of course, the sexual harassment aspect of pigtails and inkwells.
Cursive script is falling out of popularity since a writing method that was explicitly designed to minimize damage to your feather pen's nib isn't nearly as relevant in these modern days of the 10 cent plastic inkpen.

As for handwritten letters... they may still be used at times of occasion, but not so commonly for routine correspondence. Few of us are writing a letter every week, when several times as many would have been quite common 150 years ago.

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July 23rd, 2021 at 11:10:46 AM permalink
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Huge pet peeve.
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July 23rd, 2021 at 12:10:40 PM permalink
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People wearing baseball caps with the bill in the back.

BTW, where can I buy one of those?

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You should have just stopped at people wearing baseball caps. I can excuse it if you are actually playing baseball, otherwise you are a douche.
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July 23rd, 2021 at 12:29:02 PM permalink
Quote: tuttigym

Quill pens are out because PETA would harass users. So you do not personally write short warm notes on special occasion cards and then sign them? Handwritten or printed notes and letters are not "out" or "old fashioned," they convey special sentiments -- mostly good, but sometimes bad.

Remember these are "Pet Peeves." There are NO right or wrong answers.

tuttigym



Not if anyone wants any hope of knowing what it says, I don't. I've only met one person who can reliably read my handwriting.

Usually, if I must write something on paper for someone else, I just print it in all caps. It's your only chance of deciphering my scrawl.

Except, it's not scrawl because I'm not hurrying. I'm doing it slowly, but it's still illegible. My hand refuses to listen to what my brain wants it to do.
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July 23rd, 2021 at 12:30:57 PM permalink
They/them. I'm not going to say in what context.

It is grammatically incorrect. You are not more than one person.
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July 23rd, 2021 at 1:18:11 PM permalink
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Not if anyone wants any hope of knowing what it says, I don't. I've only met one person who can reliably read my handwriting.

Usually, if I must write something on paper for someone else, I just print it in all caps. It's your only chance of deciphering my scrawl.

Except, it's not scrawl because I'm not hurrying. I'm doing it slowly, but it's still illegible. My hand refuses to listen to what my brain wants it to do.



My father who has a masters degree in education never learned how to write in cursive. He prints everything.
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July 23rd, 2021 at 2:04:04 PM permalink
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My father who has a masters degree in education never learned how to write in cursive. He prints everything.



Only think I write in cursive is my signature.
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July 23rd, 2021 at 3:18:30 PM permalink
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July 23rd, 2021 at 7:30:28 PM permalink
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They/them. I'm not going to say in what context.

It is grammatically incorrect. You are not more than one person.



"They" has been used to refer to a person of unspecified gender for a long time, long before it was ever used as a self-identifier. Seems grammatically OK to me.
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July 24th, 2021 at 3:46:22 AM permalink
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"They" has been used to refer to a person of unspecified gender for a long time, long before it was ever used as a self-identifier. Seems grammatically OK to me.



Him/Her, "That person," "The individual," there are a lot of more grammatically correct solutions.
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