Why Does Upper Case Cursive Q Look Like A 2?

Upper case, cursive Q. You know the one. Q is the cursive letter that has nothing to do with the printed letter.

English: I made it myself (Sotakeit)

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In the time when cursive was part of the elementary school curriculum, the top five questions teachers had to answer were:

Recess was always right after the pizza and corn were served. Spelling counts if you don’t want people to think you’re a dimwit. Even da Vinci couldn’t work out a person flying under their own power.

But no teacher could answer why upper case Q looks like a 2. Read the rest of this entry »