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How to Improve Your Handwriting

How to Improve Your Handwriting

Quill as a writing instrument enabling people to cover paper with beautiful letters stopped capturing the world in 18th century. It happened when a man keen on penmanship came up with the idea of ‘metal quill’ and created a pen point. However, he failed to add the small split, so it splashed the ink all around. After this split was introduced some years later, cursive became more accurate. And finally handwriting has acquired its reputation of thin, spotless and quick craft owing to the invention of ball-point. So, today we have dozen of pens in our bag, but we can hardly demonstrate perfect writing skills, we’d rather say ‘my handwriting is awful, let me type this for you’. What happened to us? Let’s now look at history of handwriting to learn lots of interesting. (more…)

OK! Is it really OK?

OK all correct We need your attention. Can you concentrate on your speech from now on and count each time you say ‘OK’ during the day? Let it be our small experiment. The result will overcome your expectations. For many of us ‘OK’ is a universal answer and the most frequently used word. ‘OK’ has become a borrowing to dozens of languages while in English it functions as an adjective (“Is it okay not to do homework?”), adverb (“Did you sleep okay?”), noun (“Have you got your OK from Mom?”), and even verb (“She okayed to meet with me”). OK, but have you ever thought of its etymology?   (more…)

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