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  •  heh... (5+ / 0-)
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    weck, JoanMar, blueoasis, Tinfoil Hat, Joieau

    that is something I never thought about (quill ink dripping)!  But makes perfect sense.  Besides which, during the quill cursive writing, who in the world could read that?  the f's looked like s's!   ;-)

    But yes, I can definitely see how going through homework and reports that are typed out on a page (via computer) makes it much easier on teacher's eyes.  And kid's printing makes it much easier, too.

    I started doing print-only in my homework in high school (pre-computer days).  I think my teachers were probably grateful for this.

    All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

    by kishik on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 09:36:18 AM PDT

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    •  "We hold thefe truthf to be felf-evident.. say, (3+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, JoanMar, Tonedevil

      Tom, all of your s's look like f's"  

      (from some Stan Freeberg routine about the American Revolution).

      If anyone knows a font that will actually display the 18th century "S" let me know.

      On a serious note, the fact that the witness quickly admitted to and explained the discrepancy (was she a minor or not) and the lie (whatever it was) was in her favor. She was not defensive and comes across as truthful.

    •  Actually... (1+ / 0-)
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      JoanMar

      ...the f-like-an-s thing was based on positioning, and a holdover from romanic writing.  I think that the advent and spread of set type eventually got rid of it -- typesetters would rather have one s than two to keep track of, and it thus fell out of style and was ditched.

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