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Handwriting News!

Our ability to express ourselves is so important and there are lots of ways to do it. One of the most common is through writing. Although technology has made us write less, it's not for everyone and every situation. So, in honor of National Handwriting Day on January 23, I thought I'd share some handwriting news.

Writing lies at the root of our civilization; it is the accumulated memory of mankind.” 

- Writing: The Story of Alphabets and Scripts by Georges Jean

Writing Trivia

One of the following statements is false. Can you guess?

  1. U.S. Senators have a habit of carving or writing their names in the drawer of the desk that they inhabit for their term in the Senate. 

  2. Before the invention of the common eraser, breadcrumbs were once used to erase pencil marks. 

  3. A typical pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write about 45,000 words. 

  4. Letters written to convey pity or sorrow are said to be written with sympathetic ink

  5. Linguists have documented some 3,000 different languages in use throughout the world. Only about a hundred of them are ordinarily written down. 

See answer at bottom of this post =)