Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

Barney & Clyde

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  1. finale

    finale said, about 4 years ago

    Going, going, gone.

  2. Agent54

    Agent54 said, about 4 years ago

    Although my handwriting is very bad, I believe it should be required in school. Typed homework could and often is done by someone else for the busy kid, like one of the parents. With handwritten homework the teacher can tell when a student is using a ringer. And knows if the kid can express themselves.

  3. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, about 4 years ago


    What do you mean ‘by the parents’? What I’m hearing from teachers is the kids can’t even bother with copy/paste anymore and just hand in the wikipedia page on whatever their homework happens to be.

    But I for one miss cursive, teach it to your kids, it will be a secret language for the educated.

  4. Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis said, about 4 years ago

    Cursive has nothing to do with speed, and everything to do with dip pens and fountain pens that tended to spatter or leak if the letterforms did not “flow”. Cursive became obsolete with the widespread use of ballpoint pens.

    Of course it should still be taught, but not as a basic skill. Really it belongs in art class, the same as calligraphy.

  5. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, about 4 years ago

    I’m faster with cursive but I’m the only one who can read it afterwards.

  6. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, about 4 years ago

    @Matthew Davis

    That makes no sense. Cursive is flowing, printing is block letters. Not making a work of art, but only the challenged could not write faster with cursive. You make it sound like cursive with a ball-point is impossible.

  7. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 4 years ago

    Cursive? I haven’t written in cursive since school, except in signing my name. Reading it, though, is different. I collect postcards, many having been mailed, so many people used to write in cursive, and it is so hard to read.

  8. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    funny – there was an article about this in today’s Living section of the newspaper

  9. gene weingarten

    gene weingarten said, about 4 years ago

    It is all stolen, without shame, from this:

  10. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 4 years ago

    My cursive is not a pretty sight. My children do know how to write in cursive, my 11 year old daughter is teaching my 7 year old.

  11. Flapperhatgirl!

    Flapperhatgirl! said, about 4 years ago

    When I took the PSAT about a month ago it required us to copy out a statement in cursive. Most of the kids didn’t know how to write in cursive and the teacher just told us to fake it.

  12. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, about 4 years ago

    Cursive is obsolete. I don’t really see what the big deal is anyway. With the kids today not only printing, but writing in txt language, spelling is also obsolete. The English language is in danger of becoming as extinct as Latin. I agree with the poster above that said cursive should be taught in art class like calligraphy. A sound idea.

  13. MysteryCat

    MysteryCat GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Hand printing can be expressive, too. See old Pogo comics for examples.

  14. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, about 4 years ago

    I took drafting (Mechanical,and Architectural) courses in High School and everything was hand printed (usually all capitals). After graduation I had several Drafting jobs and ALL required hand printing. This was before CAD. To this day I still print everything. Except my legal signature.

  15. chaosandcake

    chaosandcake said, about 4 years ago

    Barney, your cursive is terrible; use it much?

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