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13th Nov '16 2:31:00 PM WillKeaton
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* It is said that Thomas Aquinas had the worst handwriting in the Middle Ages. Examples [[http://www.fordham.edu/images/undergraduate/academicaffairs/web_development/site_files/handwriting_st_thomas.jpg here]] and [[http://www.u.arizona.edu/%7Eaversa/thomas_aquinas_littera_inintelligibilis.jpg here]].

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* It is said that Thomas Aquinas had the worst handwriting in the Middle Ages. Examples [[http://www.fordham.edu/images/undergraduate/academicaffairs/web_development/site_files/handwriting_st_thomas.jpg here]] and [[http://www.u.arizona.edu/%7Eaversa/thomas_aquinas_littera_inintelligibilis.jpg here]].here.]]
7th Nov '16 5:50:54 PM mugiwara
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin. Seeing as he was born in a family of farmers, spent about a year as a slave, was raised by a hermetic swordsman from ages six to thirteen, and then left to join a militia, there probably wasn't much opportunity to work on handwriting.

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin. Seeing as he was born in a family of farmers, spent about a year as a slave, was raised by a hermetic swordsman from ages six to thirteen, and then left to join a militia, there probably wasn't much opportunity to work on handwriting. In fact, being literate is already an achievement for someone of his social class.
30th Jul '16 9:52:38 PM thatother1dude
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Steven tries having a partially-healed Centipeedle write something, and she produces a bunch of scribbles. Except [[FluentInTheirNativeTongue she was writing in the Gem language]], which Pearl notes is surprisingly legible.

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* Averted Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Steven tries having a [[spoiler:a partially-healed Centipeedle Centipeedle]] write something, and she produces a bunch of scribbles. Except [[FluentInTheirNativeTongue [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue she was writing in the Gem language]], which Pearl notes is surprisingly legible.
30th Jul '16 6:06:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''DaveBarry in Cyberspace'' claims that, though people learn to write neatly in "cursive" in childhood, their handwriting degenerates into random marks as they grow older. The typical example provided is a scribbled note allegedly written by President UsefulNotes/HarryTruman on August 3, 1945, intended to be an order of waffles for breakfast but interpreted as, "Let's drop the atomic bomb."

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* ''DaveBarry ''Creator/DaveBarry in Cyberspace'' claims that, though people learn to write neatly in "cursive" in childhood, their handwriting degenerates into random marks as they grow older. The typical example provided is a scribbled note allegedly written by President UsefulNotes/HarryTruman on August 3, 1945, intended to be an order of waffles for breakfast but interpreted as, "Let's drop the atomic bomb."
27th Jul '16 5:35:03 PM CCIB
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Steven tries having a partially-healed Centipeedle write something, and she produces a bunch of scribbles. Except [[FluentInTheirNativeTongue she was writing in the Gem language]], which Pearl notes is surprisingly legible.
25th Jul '16 2:24:51 AM PaulA
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* From [[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Hallowed Hunt]]:

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* From [[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Hallowed Hunt]]:''Literature/TheHallowedHunt'':



'''Ingrey''': Is it in code?\\
'''Lewko''': No: Hallana's handwriting. Written in haste, I deem.

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'''Ingrey''': '''Ingrey:''' Is it in code?\\
'''Lewko''': '''Lewko:''' No: Hallana's handwriting. Written in haste, I deem.
17th Jun '16 1:57:47 AM PaulA
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* The infamous note OscarWilde’s lover’s father passed to Wilde at a party.
** The handwriting became very important during Wilde's libel trial against the Marquess of Queensbury (the father). Wilde claimed that the note read "poncing sodomite" and the Marquess claimed it read "posing sodomite" (because as the line does not actually call Wilde gay--only "acting" gay--it is easier to defend in court).

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* The infamous note OscarWilde’s lover’s Creator/OscarWilde's lover's father passed to Wilde at a party.
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party. The handwriting became very important during Wilde's libel trial against the Marquess of Queensbury (the father). Wilde claimed that the note read "poncing sodomite" and the Marquess claimed it read "posing sodomite" (because as the line does not actually call Wilde gay--only "acting" gay--it is easier to defend in court).
5th Jun '16 12:25:10 PM lavendermintrose
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* Kuroh says this about Shiro's handwriting in ''Anime/{{K}}'', which gives them an excuse to call Kukuri and ask her what she told them to buy [[spoiler: and find out her memory has been altered when she doesn't remember them]], but it also foreshadows that Shiro [[spoiler: might not be used to writing in Japanese]].
30th May '16 7:42:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* On ''{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry once woke up from a dream laughing about something, he scribbled down on a note and went back to sleep. He couldn't read it in the morning and kept asking practically anyone he met what it said, and each person was certain it said something else. In the end, [[spoiler:it turned out it read "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Sigmund’s flaming balls]]". At this revelation, Jerry exclaimed, "That’s not funny at all!"]]

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* On ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry once woke up from a dream laughing about something, he scribbled down on a note and went back to sleep. He couldn't read it in the morning and kept asking practically anyone he met what it said, and each person was certain it said something else. In the end, [[spoiler:it turned out it read "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Sigmund’s flaming balls]]". At this revelation, Jerry exclaimed, "That’s not funny at all!"]]
9th Mar '16 2:00:09 PM Hossmeister
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* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' riffs on the old "illegible doctor's handwriting" concept. Larry spends the night with a doctor, which is oddly reminiscent of a doctor's exam from start to finish. In the morning, she leaves him a note that he can't read. He eventually realizes that the only people who can read doctors' notes are pharmacists, so he takes it to a pharmacist to read it to him, which causes a comical misunderstanding.

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* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' riffs on the old "illegible doctor's handwriting" concept. Larry spends the night with a doctor, which is oddly reminiscent of a doctor's exam from start to finish. In the morning, she leaves him a note that he can't read. He eventually realizes that the only people who can read doctors' notes are pharmacists, so he takes it to a pharmacist to read it to him, which causes a comical misunderstanding.
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