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I Have Messy Handwriting

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    A Teacher

    I always had messy handwriting. So a teacher back in middle school hated me for that, she thought i didnt try hard enough to improve it. She always announced in class how crappy my handwriting was and how it described my personality & that i should really change it. But I couldnt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23, 2011

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    All-caps Hell, Anyone? :p

    I have a confession to make: I have messy hand-writing. In fact, I wouldn't even go so far as to call it hand-writing, it's more like hand-PRINTING, as my letters are all written on paper as all-caps, or all UPPER-CASE, LIKE THIS! What is even more unfortunate is that in...
    marcus101 marcus101 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    Truth About Me

    Since nobody knows who I am , I can be totally honest about my feelings here. I am suffering from loneliness. I got married when I was 20 and my ex husband became drug addict. To hide what he does from people I worked with, I did not make friends at work. Then I got a job...
    honeyangel honeyangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2011

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    People Say It Looks 'creepy'

    But i do believe those people have confused my handwriting with my personality...lolz. Anyways, i have always had messy handwriting. i dot my i's with a circle, my c's and 3's have a tiny vertical line on the top curve, and my capital u's and v's have a horizontal line on...
    Celea136 Celea136 13-15, F Mar 4, 2012

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    Pretty Much

     Yes I have messy handwriting because our teachers speak quickly and they don't mind that our hands are hurting from so much wriiting...   I learnt how to write fast, but the problem is that sometimes it happens that I use so many abbreviation and signs in  ...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    Chicken Scratch

    My writing has always been horrendous. My teachers criticized me for it heavily. Heck, I couldn't even read it myself. I couldn't help it; I was more interested in drawing. While all the other girls in class spent hours invested in perfecting their flowery script, I was busy...
    duClo duClo 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Shakes

    I used to when I was younger be able to write so it was readable as I was left handed it was not as neat as others .I however cannot write much apart from an untidy signature due to bad nerves and deppression .My hands shake so badly that it makes writing impossible which can be...
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2012

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    Ahh the Memories

    All throughout elementary school, I was chastised for my bad handwriting. I'd constantly have assignments rejected and sent back to be redone, sometime multiple times. Eventually, the teachers gave up and let me type everything. Now, my handwriting is a bit better, but I still...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    My handwriting is pretty horrible.

    Not in a way that is unreadable just very annoying to read. When I was 14 my teacher really disliked me because of this. I got first in class for the first half of the year. Well, it didn't matter. All she could tell my dad on 'meet the parents say' was how messy my handwriting...
    brenda285xD brenda285xD 16-17, F Feb 14

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    Growing up, i've always had messy handwriting.

    I can write cursive and i can sit down and write stories if neccessary but my handwriting is literally a nightmare to look at. It's ledgible, but most times its just messy. I wish i could have awesome handwriting but unfortunately I don't...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    My Messy Handwriting Journey.

      Some people say handwriting today is a “lost art” I say " it is art".  I have even heard that cursive handwriting has been taken out of the curriculum of many schools and replaced with typing instruction. Yet, handwriting proponents will still say that having legible...
    jasonmarke jasonmarke 51-55 Jul 15, 2011

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    Messy Is Not The Word

    I will start writing and to start with it's all nice and neat but as I continue it just seems to get worse and worse lol sometimes I will try and read something back that I have written and it is so messy that not even I can understand it. That's why the computer is such a useful...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Still Looks the Same

    I know there are some people old enough to recognize the shorthand language we old 'Secretaries' learned for dictation back in the olden days: Well, I took a year long course of this in school (who knew word processing and the internet were just around the corner). Though I don...
    FreakOfNature FreakOfNature 41-45 2 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    It's Gotten Better,

     but it used to be so bad a couple of my teachers would dock points from my assignments. *Like that made my writing any better.*
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-18, F Sep 14, 2008

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    Worse Handwriting Ever

    I love writing, but unfortunately I have the worst handwriting in the world.  I'm not exaggerating either.  I guess its not so bad though.  I'm never happy with the stuff I write and get anal about people reading what I'm writing over my shoulder. ...
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2009

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    My Writing Is Hideous

     i've had muuultiple teachers, friends, family members, cops, complain over my handwriting   its embarassing to me 
    dotta415 dotta415 18-21, F Jan 8, 2009

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    Reason Why

    I didn't know how to write until my big brother taught me a year or two years ago (am 13 now). So it's not as pretty as everyone else's. I dun need it to be! Is just fine how it is. :)
    Emolia Emolia 18-21, F Oct 13, 2012

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    Yes I Do Write With My Feet

    I have pretty messed up hand writing it is something genetic i guess my father has had bad hand writing maybe it is because of the tremors that he has in his hand and body and i have also started to feel tremors in my hand they are not very bad will get worse with age i assume...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 6 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    Lolo.olololo

    i can`t read my own writing lol
    roastlamb roastlamb 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2011

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    Its Sloppy

    I have always had messy writing. Half the time people have to ask me what i wrote. I will admit most is legible, at least in my opinion, but some of my letters look like others and its big. In fifth grade my teacher gave me tons of those letter writing exercises to try to fix it...
    clainetwin clainetwin 22-25, F Jan 29, 2011

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    I Could Have Been A Dr!

    All my life, my handwriting has been horrible. My grandmother even tried to enroll me in handwriting classes to improve it.Did it help? No, so the Math/Handwriting tutor just told my grandmother "With years of practice,she may improve a little,she can be a Dr! Their handwriting...
    realityvsdream realityvsdream 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    Handwriting

    My handwriting got worse over the years and was getting very small so that i could not read it. mentioned it to the doc . I was diagnosed with Parkinsons as it is one of the first things to go.
    marion92 marion92 51-55, T 4 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Neat Enough To Read, But Messy Enough To Be Messy

    It's mostly because I write weird, I think. When I do cursive, I do it all by the book. I never really use cursive, except for signatures and things like that, so it's fairly slow when I do use it. Printing is the way I usually write, but I do it weirdly. When I learned to write...
    siamul siamul 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    Not Quite Messsy, It's Just Complicated

    Basically, I do have a messy handwriting but I mask it well. I had a truly illegible and thin handwriting as a child. Then, in 4th grade, after much training by my sister and my mother, I got really well in writing in print. Whatever I wrote was completely straight, really big...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    I have a really messy handwriting.

    .. My teacher told me that his daughter was helping him grade his test he gave us and his daughter said how he can deal with my handwriting. His daughter told him that this handwriting is chicken scratch.. But the weird thing is that I really like my handwriting. It's different...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Jacked Up

    And I know it depends on how tired or irritated I am but it's a real problem when I have to study my notes and all I can think is, "Who is this moron?"
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2011

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    Middle School

    I think my writing hasn't changed since middle school. I always got C's in handwriting.
    time2live4me time2live4me 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2008

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    Wanna Meet The Person With The Worst Handwriting In The World??

    You are in the right place then...Its me!!..I have the worst handwriting in the world and I won't be surprised if I am awarded Guinness record for that!!.. People have had tough time reading my handwriting but I don't care....! And sad part is it gets worse with every passing day...
    maskedmenace maskedmenace 22-25, M 9 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    My Handwriting ?

     My Handwriting....   no joking.     OF COURSE.   my hand writing is  HIDEOUS  and  TERRIBLE.   just like miserable warms are making trace on paper or something....it is scribble and writing line is always went to...
    HAL9001 HAL9001 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2009

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    I Am Naturally Left Handed

    But my reception class teacher told me I was evil and forced me to use my right hand. Since then, I guess my handwriting has always been a little on the messy side because I find it hard to write with both now. I do most things with my left hand apart from write...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Handwriting? No! The Ancient Cuneiform!

    ooo, yes! Its is me - the best of the best writers with messy handwriting :) Ta-da!!! ))) Actually handwriting looking ok, (or was ok, in far past :D) but when i start write many time and need hurry up often i write, it is became worse and worse. But what can I do? :) It is hard...
    Bekther Bekther 22-25, M Jan 6, 2011

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    The Way I Hold It Is Weird..

    I haven't like wrote anything since I switched courses.. everything is typed written and when I do write, my hand hurts and it feels weird holding that pen.. I think I hold the pen wrong cause every time I write.. people would say you're holding it weird.. but that's just the...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    Always Have

      Even flunked penmanship once in grade school. I should think that makes me qualified to be a doctor.
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2009

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    Not The Best

    I'll admit, I don't have the best handwriting in the world, but believe me, I try my best.
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Jan 29, 2012

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    Which Letter Is This?

    I am known to family, coworkers and few friends for my messy handwriting. it will be confusing for people to read my handwritings; the person will have to guess which letter they're reading weather it will be m or n, or j or G. also it will hard to read the numbers I wrote. I...
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Strange Job To Have

    I work in accounts and alot of writing is commenced. when I was in primary school, my teacher taught so some weird writing style, and i have acquired it from then. I always have people coming up to me, to ask "whats this word". etc.
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    My Hand Writitng

         My hand writing isn't the best. Its worrse when its cursef. I hated learning cursef. Its not the best kind of thing for me. Its so hard to read. So I don't use it when ever that I write. I prefer to just write the normale way. That way people can read it. I also take my...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Jan 25, 2011

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    I Could Totally Be A Doctor

    So, doctors have that illegible handwriting? Hmm, someone trying to tell me something? Hehe, wow, imagine prescribing medication to patients and all that. Oupie jokes around and says that the reason my sister and I get high academic marks is because the teachers cannot read...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    Hmmmm...

     At work the other day a friend leaned over me as I was writing out the list for the day and said "You know, your writing would be a lot neater if you slowed down a bit" Shes right, Its crap. I write very quickly and don't form all my letters. Just thought I'd...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    Anyways

    I really draw better than most people. the most beautifuly drawn eye in the world on a flawless face. Then my signature and the picture's woth $ .10
    AdenaAngael AdenaAngael 16-17, F Nov 26, 2009

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    Well, I wouldn't say that my handwriting is sloppy. I think of my handwriting as my own font!!!
    AwkwardlyClumsy AwkwardlyClumsy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Well I wouldn't say I hate it because it could be worse. I could have no hands so I'm grateful for what I have. With that being said people,myself included,have a hard time...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    It's not by choice, I just live with 3 super messy family members :/
    getbehindmesatan getbehindmesatan 18-21, F Jul 22

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    But it is controlled messyness. I always know where everything i need os when i need it, that is unless someone decides to clean it up and put everything away. Then that just fu...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 11

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    but it really bothers all of us! Has anyone here managed to turn a messy home into a tidier cleaner one? Can you share your ideas / experiences?
    magicriver magicriver 36-40 2 Responses a week ago

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    Haha, my boobs always get in the way and I'm constantly dripping stuff down my front when I eat soup and stuff like that. The worst had to be when I was at a business lunch and I...
    Beccabux Beccabux 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am getting fed up of always clearing up after others. MY girlfriend and her daughter are the messiest and scruffiest people I have ever known. I spend hours cleaning up the house...
    unidentifieduser2014 unidentifieduser2014 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Call me old-fashioned but I like receiving letters instead of sms-es. My face light up when I find that my mailbox is not empty but full. I enjoy handwriting and exchange of...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Passed down from one woman's creative mind to another's... I love writing in cursive or print. My husband says its a lost cause teaching children how to write in cursive these days...
    aburns aburns 22-25, F Aug 4

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