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Penmanship Corner

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Writing is a codified system of standard symbols: the repetition of agreed-upon simple shapes to represent ideas. Recognizable systems of writing developed in 3 major cultures within 1200 years of each other. Sumerian cuneiform developed around 3000 BC, Egyptian hieroglyphs around 2800 BC, and the precursor to Kanji Chinese around 1800 BC. The development of writing allowed cultures to record events, history, laws; theories in math, science, medicine; create literature and more. By the mid-1700’s, there were special schools established to teach handwriting techniques, or penmanship. Master penmen were employed to copy official documents such as land deeds, birth and...

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Penmanship Writing Corner - Write Often

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Penmanship Writing Corner Write Often If you really want to improve your penmanship you need to practice, An occasional note, birthday card , and a grocery list is a chance to practice, as is the ‘honey do’ list. But if you are serious about being able to showcase your exemplary penmanship skills keep a journal, pen a short story or copy cursive writing from a template, anything that will give you more experience forming letters and words. I must admit my cursive is excellent; it must have been all those black and white composition books where I had to practice...

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Pen Trivia - Contracts and Signing on the Dotted Line

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Contracts have always required a signature to become legally binding. Typically, contracts are oral or written, but written contracts have typically been preferred in common law systems. Hand written permanent ink signatures are the usual mode of agreement. In this fast paced world of new technology an electronic signature is now also accepted.If a contract is in a written form, and somebody signs it, then the signer is typically bound by its terms regardless of whether they have actually read it provided the document is contractual in nature.To sign on the dotted line: Agree formally or fully, as in The...

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Ink Trivia

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Red ink Certain images instantly conjure up this bold color: fire engines, flames, roses, rouges, rubies, rust, tomatoes, blood and valentines. Red pens have traditionally been used by teachers when grading papers – ostensibly to make their comments and markings stand out from the original work. Red is hot. It's a strong color that conjures up a range of seemingly conflicting emotions from passionate love to violence and warfare. Red is Cupid and the Devil. Red ink was used extensively in medieval manuscripts. It was the color of headings, titles and initials. It was also used for important days in...

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Cross Pens Special Purchase for Graduations

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The graduation season is almost here! A pen is a traditional present that signifies success and future professionalism. Pens make for the best graduation gifts for high school, college, graduate school, trade school or military school. Pens have been known to bridge the style gap between “old fashioned” and “stylish.” Even the most paperless adherent graduate can use a good pen to prop up on their desk, a pen/stylus to interface with paper and technology as well as a life style statement of a proud status. The most popular graduation brand pen by far is Cross. For more than 150...

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