Frisbee or flying disk?
- From: Thomas Skogestad <barrygood1@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:42:19 +0200
("Frisbee" is slightly slanted (in italics), perhaps to indicate that it sort
of still is a tradmark?)
All of the hand lettering in Monty and Betty is done in all caps. (Or do they
use a computer that emulates handwriting?) Which is how usually write when
I'm writing not in cursive.
After writing "cursive" I googled it (with Google, of course) to see what
would appear. The first link is for an indie rock band. The second is
Wikipedia's entry on "cursive". It seems that I learned something close to
"D'Nealian Script" at school. But the Q and Z look so strange that I instead
use something closer to block letters. (I remember learning to write Q and Z
like that, but I probably didn't use them that long. But I think I write
cursive q and z fairly close to what the image shows.)
Whoa. D'Nealian was introduced in 1978. Must be the teaching method then. (I
learned cursive in the U.S. in the early 80s.) Because I've seen older
handwritten text in Norwegian (or perhaps newer handwriting by older
Norwegians) that can look fairly close to how I write. But I don't think that
many Norwegians my age have a handwriting similar to mine.
Other all caps strips today:
(except for iPod, iPhone, iPad, iIgnore, iGiveUp and iHuggaYou MakeYou
Committed (Original publish date Aug 8, 1997)
(A toy invented after buying furniture at IKEA...? (I remember that this
could be a problem a decade or two ago, but it doesn't seem to happen any
Uhm, looking at the strips I read, the following use upper *and* lower case
letters in regular writing:
(among the oddities is that all "t"s are upper case, no matter what; there's
"predicT THe gender" and "THis", but also "all Those")
OK. I think I'll stop. When you start looking at the handwriting in comic
strips you start noticing all sorts of strange things, and you end up writing
strange things yourself. And posting them to the intertubes.
But just look at the lower case "o"s here, and the "i"s between upper case
Hey! Take a look at Piraro's speech balloons. I'm sure somewhere there's a
proud teacher showing complete strangers comic panels instead of pictures of
the grand-- uhm, great-grandkids.
(just about any panel will do, but there are a few with no speech, just
Oh, and age reveal of the day: Andy Fox is 43:
or was ... in 1999:
(11 years ago, when TVs and computer monitors were boxy, computers still had
floppy drives ... and in two days Andy will fall in love with an iFruit. This
story line marks the introduction of the iFruit? The "Think iFruity" book was
released in February 2000, was this a rerun or were strips collected in a
book just half a year after newspaper publication? Guess so, the current
FoxTrot classics have 1999 written on them. The poster in the background says
"Think Fruity", by the way.)
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