Thursday, January 24, 2008

Larry's Latest Poll

I noticed a women today writing with her pen gripped between the third finger and the ring finger. I've seen this several times over the years. It always seems to occur with people younger than I am. (Which includes almost everybody...check my profile.)

But I've always held my pen between index and third fingers. The other way seems extraordinarily awkward to me. Is it? I don't really know. I'm not going to bother trying to find out. I've already trained myself to write with both hands. That's enough, don't you think? (For the record, I am write-handed. I can right with my left, but it's slow and looks like I'm in Grade 2. It is completely legible though.)

So I wonder: Is this pen between third and fourth fingers common? I've seen it often enough. Did I miss something in the history of eddication? Is this the way they teach hand-righting now? Is it the better way? Vote on my poll and let me know.

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