Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for April 16, 2013

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    favm  about 9 years ago

    Oh, maybe he’s my age!

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    ellisaana Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Cursive? Spencerian or Palmer method?

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    DalDorlasman  about 9 years ago

    5th comment. Cursive is not ancient, I learned it 4 years ago. Plus, maybe he’s 71 so he can find a loophole to teach boring stuff to kids all day.

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    Stormrider2112  about 9 years ago

    Real world applications of cursive: signing your name.Everything else should be typed or printed. The worst handwriting I see on a consistent basis is people who try to write in cursive.

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    Marvelmoan1114  about 9 years ago

    I learner cursive in SECOND GRADE and havent used it scince, apart from my signature.

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    bignatesgirl  about 9 years ago

    Heh, maybe Teddy’s 5, but he skipped.Plus, I learned cursive when I was in 2nd grade, so does that mean I’m old, cause I’m pretty sure I’m in 6th grade!

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  about 9 years ago

    Nope, no longer.

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  about 9 years ago

    I saw a 78 year old(I believe so) who ran the Marathon yesterday, during the explosions. He got interviewed by ESPN. When he did, I noticed he looked like Mr. Galvin for some reason(NO PUN INTENDED)

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    bignate creator about 9 years ago

    Don’t use this forum to discuss other people who comment.

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    QuietStorm27  about 9 years ago

    I was never any good at cursive writing (and no I’m not old) but you can read my signature. My children know how to do it as well, except for my youngest but she’ll learn.

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    hippogriff  about 9 years ago

    ellisaana: I “learned?” by the Palmer method. I could get the push-pulls and ovals within a hair of accuracy – but my handwriting, while readable, suffered in the aesthetics department. It helped me be a professional modeler, but, alas, effective tremor has removed that from my CV.

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    yldonaldson  about 9 years ago

    Funny!

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    astar15  about 9 years ago

    Well, at least you’re being honest. Cursive. I do write in cursive with a mix of print.

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    meboado  about 9 years ago

    Maybe he is like Professor Binns and will teach for all of eternity.

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    TripleT  about 9 years ago

    I have a conclusion!Maybe when he was around 20 years old in the late Craetacious period,he tripped on a baby spinosaurus egg which made the mama spinosaurus angry which then caused her to chase Gavin.He later jumped in some river which (was by the way used by some T-Rex who didn’t flush)was the lake of youth which caused the spinosaurus to run away.

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    Comic Minister Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Easy Teddy.

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    supersexyghotmew95  about 9 years ago

    cersive sucks hurts my eyes

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    Rickapolis  about 9 years ago

    I’m not surprised the schools don’t teach cursive any longer. They teach religion and political opinion as science. I’m surprised they teach math because that would disprove the lies of these so called ‘tax plans’ of the extremists. In fact, we should just close all the schools because then NRA won’t have to defend the slaughter of school children.

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    hometownk Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Politics here? (Rickapolis). I expect it on the Get Fuzzy site, but not here. Anyhow, my cursive handwriting (which is different from my cursive driving vocabulary) has become more of a scrawl. And my children complained they couldn’t read it.

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    Darryl Heine  about 9 years ago

    This is day 2 of a 2011 Big Nate rerun week.

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    Popeyesforearm  about 9 years ago

    hammer & chisel were in vogue in my day

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    Patricia Low Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Mr Gavin is probably in his 40s! To a 5th grader, anyone over 30 is OLD!

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    Bluesamuria  about 9 years ago

    this is a rerun

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    teddyortiz#1fan  about 9 years ago

    yeah

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    whats cursive?

    just kidding.

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    yo

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    rathet11  about 9 years ago

    This is a rerun.

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    Yep.

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    Bart Simpson is my idol.

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    sure.

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    yeah, where on the site?

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    ya

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    yep i see.but i have to go so bye for now.

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    orbenjawell Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Ahhhhh, penmanship: dat’s entertainment! DAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!!

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    K M  about 9 years ago

    If Nate plans on taking the SAT when he gets to high school, he’d better learn cursive. There’s a very important part of that test that the students are required to write in cursive. When I proctor an SAT, I always write on the whiteboard, in cursive, “Does anyone not know what cursive writing is?” And then I actually had one kid copy my question instead of the paragraph I directed the class to copy… That’s our future, there, people. (SMH)

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    ronpolimeni  about 9 years ago

    It was known as “script” when I learned it. “Cursive” came later. I remember when my kids referred to it as “Cursive”. Sorry Nate, I predate “Cursive” and I’m not yet 70 years old.

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    hippogriff  about 9 years ago

    ellisaana: I have heard handwriting experts say that uncial is easier to identify than cursive, so I doubt any technological unemployment there. Computer will be more difficult than typewriter, though..Keeper 98: “Script” and “print” gave way to cursive and uncial because of accuracy. Both were script and print was what Gutenburg developed.

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    ⠀⠀   over 2 years ago

    NATE writes in cursive!

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    OgdenWhitePine  over 1 year ago

    Self-taught, here.

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