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cursive writing is quite possibly the dumbest invention in the history of mankind. what is the purpose of cursive writing? its stupid and a waste of time.


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Cursive isn’t an invention! Language as we know it started out as handrwritten in caligraphy. Then we changed it and made it plain and ugly printing. I think cursive is beautiful!

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cursive is ugly and pointless. its a waste of third grade time. while they could be learning math and science, they are instead learning how to write cursive.


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Saying it is ugly is a personal opinion, not a fact! If we don't teach kids cursive then how will it be remembered? What's next? Are we going to stop writing and just start grunting at each other like cave people?

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Why do we need to remember cursive?


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We need to remember cursive because it's a part of our history. Am I completely outnumbered here?! You two have got to be guys. Every guy I know hates cursive. Why?

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because cursive is stupid. we already have print. we dont need cursive.


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Quote from fallingupwards84 at 7:05 PM on January 18, 2003 :
because cursive is stupid. we already have print. we dont need cursive.



Okay, I think you're forgetting the point. Cursive is what we already had, printing is what we "invented". People can't even get their printing right, for that matter. (As evidenced by your lack of capitalization and your fragment sentences!)

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Why is something that is part of history, however irrelevant, necessery to know?


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i dont capitalize because this is a laid-back debate website. its not worth capitalizing.

and answer this question, ms guest. if cursive writing is so good, then how come we use print on computers? i've never seen a keyboard with cursive letters.

cursive sucks.


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Pie,
I don't know, why don't you ask the science teachers who teach evolution?

fallingupwards,
We can use cursive on computers as well, registered regular. (I believe it is called a "font section".) The reason we didn't start out with cursive on computers, is because printing is much easier for computers to process. Actually, they started in binary, but that doesn't matter. Cursive rules!

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A)Damn good question
B)But not for your reasons. See my stance in the C. vs E forums


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Hey, I don't believe in evolution either. (The idea that I evolved from some butt scratching, termite eating monkey is degrading!) But a stupid question deserves a stupid answer.

-Calli

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cursive writing blows


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Ooooh, I get it. When civilized arguements fail, simply insult the subject. Very grown-up of you.

-Calli
 


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well this isnt what i would call a "grown-up" debate


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why should we spend so much time teaching third graders cursive writing? theres no point to it. they can learn it on their own if they want. we should teach more math and science instead.


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No, I don't guess debating over cursive is very grown up, but it is fun. The reason why we teach children cursive is because we are preparing them for their future. What if someone writes them something in cursive and they don't know how to read it? They can always choose not to write in cursive, but teaching them cursive can only be advantageous, not hindering. I don't know about you, but I did not spend much of my time learning cursive. (Maybe a year or two.) I guess it is a kind of art. Those who don't like it tend not to be very creative. (Concerning art, etc.)

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cursive writing should be banned


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I always hated making the capital Z's and I's... and the G's were hard too.  My teacher made fun of me


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cursize Z's were invented by satan


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cursive was invented by satan


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Cursive was not INVENTED! aaahhh!!!! What is wrong with you people?! Just because it is hard doesn't mean we should get rid of it! Math is hard! Should we get rid of math too?!

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yes we should


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just kidding (obviously)

but math is USEFUL. cursive writing has no use at all. satan and his demons write in cursive. its a well-known fact.


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I think that angels write in cursive. It's called "heavenly handwriting". (Satan and his demons write in print.)

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Where are you getting your facts from anyhow? www.Satan.com?

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on a more serious note, stuff like math is USEFUL. cursive is not


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As I said in earlier posts, cursive IS useful. What if somebody sends you a letter in cursive and you can't read it? Are you going to have someone else read it to you? Sounds pretty embarrassing to me.

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This is funny watching yall debate on handwriting. i have probably the worst handwritting EVER! Anyways, I have to agree with Kalli. It is part of old tradition. But I HATE CURSIVE HANDWRITTING!!!!


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if cursive writing was banned, then people would not be allowed to write in cursive. thus, we would not need to learn it in third grade.


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True, but there would still be people alive who would know it and use it. What are you going to do? Go around to people's houses forcing them not to use cursive at gunpoint?

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pie: macs rock. check out macrumors.com if you have not done so already

everyone else: sure, learning cursive was a pain, but does everything else we learn have purpose. im sure theyre are some people that enjoy learning it, and decide they want to study either history or become an artist. do you think that learning calculus is necessary for everyone? No, and yet people learn it anyway. The point is to broaden your horizons, make you realize what you enjoy, your strengths, your weaknesses. You shouldn't die from learning a prettier way of writing... We could not live without communication...don't be too harsh...
 


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but we should not have to force third graders to learn cursive. it corrupts their minds and is the number one reason for school violence.


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Thank you locagirl! Exactly what I've been trying to say all along.

fallingupwards84: Cursive "is the number one reason for school violence"? Verrrry funny! Where did you get that statistic from? www.abc.com?

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cursive sucks monkey balls, there is absolutely no reason for kids to learn to write in cursive because it isn't even used when they get older.  i cannot tell you even one time when i used cursive in high school or college because i didn't! print is just fine...anyways the z's are hard as hell


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Oh my gosh. Whitie, do you think you can stop swearing?! First n****s and now this. Just because you didn't WRITE in cursive doesn't mean you didn't USE it. I bet your highschool (or college...you went through college?) teacher wrote in cursive on the board. What if you couldn't read it?

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