, elmer wrote

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You just weren't taught properly... nothing like a few hard whacks across the back of the knuckles with a metal-edged ruler, to sort out your handwriting.

When I were lad... LOL... teachers tried to force lefties to write right-handed, because they smudged the ink.

They had me go back to teaching books for 12 year olds when I was 16. I had to sit in the head masters office for 3 hours a week practising. My writing still sucks.