Upper case, cursive Q. You know the one. Q is the cursive letter that has nothing to do with the printed letter.
In the time when cursive was part of the elementary school curriculum, the top five questions teachers had to answer were:
- When is recess?
- Why do the cafeteria ladies serve pizza and corn together?
- Does spelling count?
- If a person could lift their own weight, could they sit in a chair, pick it up and fly away?
- What’s with upper case, cursive Q?
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 »