Saturday, January 03, 2015

And You Thought Your Handwriting Was Bad

The Coolest Signatures In History

Aside: I suppose that within a couple of generations signatures will disappear along with cursive writing.  The signature cards at banks and the spaces for signatures on the backs of credit cards will be gone, too.


Deb said...

I've seen the disappearance of cursive/signatures happen within the space of a few years. When my oldest daughter (who is now 22) was in elementary school, cursive handwriting was a daily subject and, after 4th grade, teachers of all subjects wanted all work done in cursive. Fast-forward a mere five years: my twins (16-1/2 and still in high school) have never had any cursive lessons. I did buy them some penmanship books when they were younger, but whatever they got, they got on their own (one twin has a relatively nice signature, the other basically prints letters with loop-de-loops; neither uses cursive for any writing that they have to do). Like you say Bill, it's a dying skill.

mybillcrider said...

Before long authors will be printing their signatures in books. That kind of takes the fun out of it.

Rick said...

I've never willingly signed the back of a credit card and only once has a store demanded I do so.

Why give a thief an example of a signature to forge?

Anonymous said...

And if you lose it or it gets stolen wouldn't a crook be able to use it? Then again, I've found that people rarely if ever check a signature.

I've had a lifetime of reading and deciphering bad script, first my mother's and then Jackie 's who is, admittedly, left-handed. My handwriting has always been quite legible.

That said, I have no problem with people printing.