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    I always always print. I have always hated cursive writing. I do love the way it looks though. I know I stopped using it as soon as we were allowed to do so in school. My DD is desperate to learn it though (she can barely print right now), so I hope she gets a chance to in school. I would have a heck of a time trying to teach her at home.
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    A mix of both all at once.

    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    A My signature is part of my identity. Signatures are unique and IMO, necessary for important for the validation of certain documents.
    Here they seem to be ok with not validating signatures. The credit companies now allow whats called pay wave where you just tap your card on the eftpos machine and for up to certain amounts ( the most I know of is $100 at grocery stores) no validation is required. That tap and you've paid and that is it take your goods and go. You can still use the card the traditional way, but so many people I talk to prefer tap and go

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    I always print. Haven't used cursive since middle school. I wouldn't mind at all if my kids did not learn to use cursive. My print is neat and distinctive, I like it.
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    I always use cursive. I will teach both my kids cursive. I am a much faster cursive writer than printer.

    My grandmothers both had beautiful handwriting. Getting a note from them in their classy handwriting was such an event for me. Even their grocery lists were like art. I wish my handwriting was that nice.

    Also, in the country I now live in, the writing changed after WWII, and now regular people cannot read cursive from before that era. Getting a history degree requires at least a year of study on the old cursive. I hate to think that will happen to English as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ange84 View Post
    A mix of both all at once.


    Here they seem to be ok with not validating signatures. The credit companies now allow whats called pay wave where you just tap your card on the eftpos machine and for up to certain amounts ( the most I know of is $100 at grocery stores) no validation is required. That tap and you've paid and that is it take your goods and go. You can still use the card the traditional way, but so many people I talk to prefer tap and go
    What about signing for a mortgage or marriage licence? Are you just able to print?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ange84 View Post
    A mix of both all at once.


    Here they seem to be ok with not validating signatures. The credit companies now allow whats called pay wave where you just tap your card on the eftpos machine and for up to certain amounts ( the most I know of is $100 at grocery stores) no validation is required. That tap and you've paid and that is it take your goods and go. You can still use the card the traditional way, but so many people I talk to prefer tap and go
    I'm not talking about tapping a debit or credit card. I'm talking about signing stuff like loan/mortgage documents, bank accounts, employment contracts, driver's licenses, etc.

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    Do you know many men who sign legal documents in flowery cursive signatures? I don't. Why does a woman's have to be different? Mines an up and down sort of scribble - my husbands is totally illegible as his actual name- as is my dad and many ither guys i know. .....always works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Do you know many men who sign legal documents in flowery cursive signatures? I don't. Why does a woman's have to be different? Mines an up and down sort of scribble - my husbands is totally illegible as his actual name- as is my dad and many ither guys i know. .....always works just fine.
    Most people I know (including me) have a fairly illegible but distinctive scribble. Mine's in cursive but it's not really something anyone else could read.

    I still have my passport from when I was nine with my very cute cursive signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    As I am old school, I will cry the day cursive is officially extinct from everyday life. Some say there's no use for it but I disagree. My signature is part of my identity. Signatures are unique and IMO, necessary for important for the validation of certain documents. Maybe I should have like this big paradigm shift and all and just get over it, but it bugs the he!! out of me. Maybe my kids won't care so much, but since I'm teaching them cursive no matter what the curriculum stipulates I hope that they will care enough to take pride in learning how to write with it. To me, cursive is beautiful and eloquent and I don't care if its use is diminishing. For me it still holds value.
    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    I'm not talking about tapping a debit or credit card. I'm talking about signing stuff like loan/mortgage documents, bank accounts, employment contracts, driver's licenses, etc.
    Many of my Hispanic students' parents do not use cursive. Their signatures are still unique and valid signatures for legal documents. On all of the documents you mentioned someone watched me sign the document and in the case of mortgage, my signature was notarized. (First employment contract was witnessed but not since then.)

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    I sign my name just like everyone else. It is so illegible that I never bothered to change how I sign when I got married and changed my name When I was a teen I worked in a restaurant where we had to sign or initial EVERYTHING and my signature just got messier and messier!
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