My husband, who is British, has a very difficult time reading my cursive writing (but I always get compliments from Americans on how pretty my writing is). What he learned is slightly different (called "joined up"), with the same concept, but the letter formation is different. He doesn't feel that cursive writing has an purpose in society (he studied Linguistics at university), and it got me thinking -- has the need for cursive come to an end with technology?
Aside from signing your name - can you really think of a purpose for cursive, outside of pretty wedding invitations and formal documents? :confused:
I'm quite sure I've heard of schools that don't even teach it anymore.
I have such vivid memories of writing with that big extra fat black pencil in Mrs. Hunt's first grade class, on lined newsprint. I always had trouble making a capital "Q" :D